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St. Leon : a tale of the sixteenth century

Author: William Godwin; William D Brewer
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, ©2006.
Series: Broadview editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set in Europe during the Protestant Reformation and first published in 1799, St. Leon tells the story of an impoverished aristocrat who obtains the philosopher's stone and the elixir of immortality.

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Genre/Form: Gothic novels
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Gothic fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Godwin; William D Brewer
ISBN: 1551115387 9781551115382
OCLC Number: 62087287
Description: 507 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Broadview editions.
Responsibility: William Godwin ; edited by William D. Brewer.

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"St. Leon, Godwin's second major novel, is a radical experiment in fictional genres. Into a historical novel of vast range and violence Godwin melded elements of the domestic novel, the philosophical Read more...

 
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