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Godwin, William 1756-1836

Overview
Works: 1,500 works in 5,279 publications in 6 languages and 74,108 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Didactic fiction  Biographies  Bildungsromans  Personal correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Horror fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Recipient, Other, Translator, Opponent
Classifications: PR4722, 823.6
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Caleb Williams by William Godwin( )

116 editions published between 1831 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the riveting account of a young man whose curiosity leads him to pry into a murder from the past. Caleb is a self-taught man of humble origins who through his own abilities has risen to a respectable post as secretary to Falkland, a local Squire. Intrigued by Falklands peculiar behaviour, and out of concern for him, Caleb begins a quiet investigation into his employers past
Thoughts on Man : his nature, productions, and discoveries by William Godwin( )

28 editions published between 1831 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Leon : a tale of the sixteenth century by William Godwin( )

139 editions published between 1799 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,715 WorldCat member 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."--Goodreads
The adventures of Caleb Williams ; Things as they are : [A novel] by William Godwin( )

8 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Adventures of Caleb Williams, or Things as They Are (1794) by William Godwin is a three-volume novel written as a call to end the abuse of power by what Godwin saw as a tyrannical government. Intended as a popularization of the ideas presented in his 1793 treatise Political Justice Godwin uses Caleb Williams to show how legal and other institutions can and do destroy individuals, even when the people the justice system touches are innocent of any crime
Things as they are, or, The adventures of Caleb Williams by William Godwin( )

116 editions published between 1794 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,454 WorldCat member 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
Memoirs of the author of A vindication of the rights of woman by William Godwin( )

87 editions published between 1798 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,427 WorldCat member 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
The enquirer; reflections on education, manners, and literature in a series of essays by William Godwin( Book )

38 editions published between 1797 and 1965 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enquiry concerning political justice, and its influence on morals and happiness by William Godwin( )

121 editions published between 1793 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

44 editions published between 1820 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleetwood, or, The new man of feeling by William Godwin( Book )

59 editions published between 1805 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P. 448-470: "Appendix B: The writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau [Julie, ou, La nouvelle Héloïse ; Emile, or on education]"
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( )

46 editions published between 1834 and 2013 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political philosopher and writer William Godwin (1756-1836), who was also the husband of writer Mary Wollstonecraft and father of Mary Shelley, was known for his philosophical works and novels. In this work, originally published in 1834, Godwin turns to the issue of the supernatural, and to some of the famous - and sometimes unexpected - people associated with it. He begins by defining some magic practices, such as divination, astrology, and necromancy, giving examples of the latter from the Bible. The remainder of the work consists of brief sketches of people and places involved in the occult world, beginning in the Ancient Middle East and Greece, surveying the Christian era in Europe, and ending with the New England witch trials. In a remarkable work of synthesis, he discusses apparently supernatural episodes in the lives of many historical figures, from Socrates and Virgil to Joan of Arc and James I
The history of the life of William Pitt, earl of Chatham by William Godwin( )

56 editions published between 1783 and 2019 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of the necromancers : edited with introductions by William Godwin( )

25 editions published between 1834 and 2018 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Posthumous works of the author of A vindication of the rights of woman by Mary Wollstonecraft( )

18 editions published between 1798 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 784 WorldCat member 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
An enquiry concerning political justice by William Godwin( )

33 editions published between 1793 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To a rational being there can be but one rule of conduct, justice, and one mode of ascertaining that rule, the exercise of his understanding.' Godwin's Political Justice is the founding text of philosophical anarchism. Written in the immediate aftermath of the French Revolution, it exemplifies the political optimism felt by many writers and intellectuals. Godwin drew on enlightenment ideas and his background in religious dissent for the principles of justice, utility, and the sanctity of individual judgement that drove his powerful critique of all forms of secular and religious authority. He p
Italian letters; or, The history of the Count de St. Julian by William Godwin( Book )

42 editions published between 1784 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandeville. : A tale of the seventeenth century in England. by William Godwin( Book )

47 editions published between 1817 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damon and Delia by William Godwin( )

31 editions published between 1784 and 2020 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables, ancient and modern : adapted for the use of children by William Godwin( Book )

57 editions published between 1803 and 1982 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enquiry concerning political justice, and its influence on modern morals and happiness by William Godwin( Book )

78 editions published between 1796 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The adventures of Caleb Williams ; Things as they are : [A novel]
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St. Leon : a tale of the sixteenth centuryThe adventures of Caleb Williams ; Things as they are : [A novel]Things as they are, or, The adventures of Caleb WilliamsMemoirs of the author of A vindication of the rights of womanFleetwood, or, The new man of feelingItalian letters; or, The history of the Count de St. JulianEnquiry concerning political justice, and its influence on modern morals and happiness
Alternative Names
A. William Godwin

Author of Caleb Williams 1756-1836

Baldwin Edward

Baldwin Edward 1756-1836

Balwin, 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, V.

Godvin, Vil'âm.

Godvin, Vil'i?am 1756-1836

Godvin, Vilʹi︠a︡m

Godvin, Vilʹi︠a︡m 1756-1836

Godvin, Viljem

Godvin, Viljem‏ 1756-1836

Godvïn Wïlʹyam

Godwin.

Godwin W.

Godwin, W. 1756-1836

Godwin, W. (William), 1756-1836

Godwin, Wiliam.

Godwin William

Godwin, Williams 1756-1836

Godwin, Wm 1756-1836

Godwin, Wm (William), 1756-1836

Goodwin, William 1756-1836

Gulielmus Godwin

Lover of order

Lover of order, 1756-1836

Marcliffe, Theophilius 1756-1836

Marcliffe, Theophilus 1756-1836

William Godwin angielski publicysta polityczny i myśliciel

William Godwin angla politika filozofo, ĵurnalisto kaj romanverkisto

William Godwin Brits schrijver en politiek filosoof

William Godwin englantilainen journalisti, kirjailija ja poliittinen filosofi

William Godwin englischer Schriftsteller und Sozialphilosoph

William Godwin English journalist, political philosopher and novelist

William Godwin filosofo, scrittore e politico britannico

William Godwin philosophe, théoricien politique et romancier britannique

William Godwin político y escritor británico

Ουίλιαμ Γκόντγουιν Άγγλος δημοσιογράφος, πολιτικός φιλόσοφος και συγγραφέας

Ουίλλιαμ Γκόντουιν Άγγλος δημοσιογράφος, πολιτικός φιλόσοφος και συγγραφέας

Вилијам Годвин

Вільям Годвін англійський політичний журналіст і філософ

Годвин В

Годвин В. 1756-1836

Годвин, В. (Вильям), 1756-1836

Годвин Вильям

Годвин, Вильям 1756-1836

Годвин Уильям

Годвин, Уильям 1756-1836

Годуин, Уильям 1756-1836

Уилям Годуин

Уільям Годвін

Ուիլյամ Գոդվին

גודווין, ויליאם 1756-1836

גודוין, ויליאם, 1756-1836

גודוין, וילים 1756-1836

ויליאם גודווין

ויליאם גודווין סופר בריטי

ويليام جودوين

ويليام غودوين

ویلیام گادوین

گودۆىين ۋىيليام

উইলিয়াম গডউইন ইংরেজ সাংবাদিক, রাজনৈতিক দার্শনিক ও ঔপন্যাসিক

வில்லியம் காட்வின் ஆங்கிலேய இதழாளர், மெய்யியலாளர், புதின ஆசிரியர்

ಗಾಡ್ವಿನ್, ವಿಲಿಯಂ

വില്യം ഗോഡ്വിൻ

უილიამ გოდვინი

고드윈, 윌리암 1756-1836

고드윈, 윌리엄 1756-1836

윌리엄 고드윈

ウィリアム・ゴドウィン

ゴッドウイン

ゴドウィン, W.

ゴドウィン, ウィリアム

ゴドウィン, ウィリアム 1756-1836

ゴドウィン, ウイリアム

ゴドウヰン

ゴドヰン

威廉·戈德温

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English (1,407)

Spanish (4)

German (3)

Irish (2)

French (1)

Italian (1)