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Godwin, William 1756-1836

Works: 926 works in 3,568 publications in 8 languages and 56,278 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Didactic fiction  Historical fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Recipient, Other, Translator
Classifications: PR4722, 823.6
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Enquiry concerning political justice, with selections from Godwin's other writings by William Godwin( Book )
324 editions published between 1793 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,832 libraries worldwide
Presents the essay "Enquiry Concerning Political Justice," written by English philosopher William Godwin (1756-1836) and published online as part of the McMaster University Archive for the History of Economic Thought. Examines principles of society, government, and property
The adventures of Caleb Williams, [or], Things as they are by William Godwin( Book )
219 editions published between 1795 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 4,474 libraries worldwide
Caleb Williams is a psychological thriller and suspenseful tale of detection and pursuit. It is also a powerful political novel, inspired by the events following the French Revolution. This new edition reprints the original novel of 1794, the grittier, topical text that reflects Godwin's political philosophy. - ;'He appears to be persecutor and I the persecuted: is not this difference the mere creature of the imagination?'Caleb is a guileless young servant who enters the employment of Ferdinando Falkland, a cosmopolitan and benevolent country gentleman. Falkland is subject to fits of unexplain
Memoirs of the Author of A vindication of the rights of woman by William Godwin( Book )
127 editions published between 1798 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,339 libraries worldwide
"William Godwin's memoir of his wife, Mary Wollstonecraft, marks a transition in Godwin's philosophical development from extreme rationalism to the recognition of the moral importance of feeling and sympathy that was to energize his later writings. Memoirs also belongs to a tradition of biographical writing that sought to transform the consciousness of readers by using individual history as an agent of historical change. Written during the weeks following Wollstonecraft's early death, Memoirs provides an interpretation of the relations between Wollstonecraft's writings and her personal history, a candid account of her various relationships, and a vindication of her egalitarian intimacy with Godwin. This modern, scholarly edition, geared for student use, includes a wide range of primary sources, together with excerpts from Godwin's other writings and from his biographical models."--Jacket
St. Leon; a tale of the sixteenth century by William Godwin( Book )
147 editions published between 1799 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,920 libraries worldwide
St Leon (1799), Godwin's second novel, is a work of challenging ambition. Like his first, Caleb Williams (1794), it is a confessional tale of obsession and spiralling pursuit. In St Leon the emphasis is on the individual's powerlessness in the face of momentous historical change. Set during the Protestant Reformation, St Leon tells the harrowing tale of an exiled French aristocrat who is given the secrets of the philosopher's stone and the elixir of life. His attempts to use these gifts to benefit humanity lead only to disaster. Plunged into self-destructive isolation, he wanders through the centres of European religious controversy, arousing fascination, suspicion, and social unrest wherever he goes. The text of this first paperback edition is based on the 'Bentley's Standard Novels' edition of 1831
The enquirer; reflections on education, manners, and literature in a series of essays by William Godwin( file )
94 editions published between 1797 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,798 libraries worldwide
Thoughts on man his nature, productions, and discoveries by William Godwin( file )
44 editions published between 1831 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,777 libraries worldwide
Things as they are, or, The adventures of Caleb Williams by William Godwin( Book )
96 editions published between 1794 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,225 libraries worldwide
Caleb, a humble and self-taught man who has risen to a respectable post as secretary to a local squire, is intrigued by his employer's peculiar behaviour, and out of concern for him, begins a quiet investigation into his past--a decision that leads him to a revelation of murder, and disastrous consequences for his own life
Of population; an enquiry concerning the power of increase in the numbers of mankind, being an answer to Mr. Malthus's essay on that subject by William Godwin( Book )
40 editions published between 1820 and 2008 in English and held by 924 libraries worldwide
Fleetwood, or, The new man of feeling by William Godwin( Book )
54 editions published between 1805 and 2008 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
The history of the life of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham by William Godwin( file )
36 editions published between 1783 and 2005 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Mandeville. : A tale of the seventeenth century in England. by William Godwin( Book )
68 editions published between 1817 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 625 libraries worldwide
Italian letters; or, The history of the Count de St. Julian by William Godwin( Book )
33 editions published between 1784 and 1979 in English and Irish and held by 611 libraries worldwide
Fables, ancient and modern by William Godwin( Book )
61 editions published between 1803 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 610 libraries worldwide
A collection of fables retold from Aesop and other sources
A most extraordinary pair : Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin by Jean Detre( Book )
4 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and held by 531 libraries worldwide
Lives of the necromancers: or, An account of the most eminent persons in successive ages, who have claimed for themselves, or to whom has been imputed by others, the exercise of magical power by William Godwin( Book )
37 editions published between 1834 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 libraries worldwide
History of the commonwealth of England from its commencement, to the restoration of Charles the Second by William Godwin( Book )
10 editions published between 1824 and 2002 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
Posthumous works of the author of A vindication of the rights of woman In four volumes. by Mary Wollstonecraft( Book )
17 editions published between 1798 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 libraries worldwide
Mary Shelley (née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, often known as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley) was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, travel writer, and editor of the works of her husband, Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. She was the daughter of the political philosopher William Godwin and the writer, philosopher, and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary Shelley was taken seriously as a writer in her own lifetime, though reviewers often missed the political edge to her
Things as they are ; or, the adventures of Caleb Williams By William Godwin. In three volumes. by William Godwin( file )
20 editions published between 1794 and 1797 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
Cursory strictures on the charge delivered by Lord Chief Justice Eyre to the grand jury October 2, 1794. First published in the Morning Chronicle October 21 by William Godwin( file )
21 editions published between 1794 and 2005 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Eyre had called for the indictment for high treason of J. Horne Took and other members of the Corresponding Society
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Alternative Names
Author of Caleb Williams 1756-1836
Baldwin, Edward.
Baldwin Edward 1756-1836
Caleb Williams, Author of 1756-1836
Godvin, Uil'i?am 1756-1836
Godvin, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1756-1836
Godvin, Uil'jam 1756-1836
Godvin, Vil'i?am 1756-1836
Godvin, Vilʹi︠a︡m 1756-1836
Godvin, Viljem 1756-1836
Godwin, W
Godwin, W. 1756-1836
Godwin, W. (William), 1756-1836.
Godwin, Wiliam.
Godwin, William
Godwin, William 1756-1836
Godwin, Williams 1756-1836
Godwin, Wm 1756-1836
Godwin, Wm (William), 1756-1836
Goodwin, William 1756-1836
Lover of order
Lover of Order 1756-1836
Marcliffe, Theophilius 1756-1836
Marcliffe, Theophilus 1756-1836
Годвин, В 1756-1836
Годвин, В. (Вильям), 1756-1836
Годвин, Вильям 1756-1836
Годвин, Уильям 1756-1836
Годуин, Уильям 1756-1836
גודווין, ויליאם 1756-1836
ゴドウィン, W
ゴドウィン, ウィリアム
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