Search results: “"William Godwin"”

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  • Caleb Williams

    William Godwin was one of the most popular novelists of the Romantic era; P.B. Shelley praised him, Byron drew heavily on his narrative style, and…

  • Edgar Allan Poe: Selected Poetry and Tales

    Edgar Allan Poe’s stories and poems are among the most haunting and indelible in American literature, but critics for decades persisted in seeing Poe as…

  • Fleetwood

    Fleetwood is a pivotal novel of early English Romanticism and a powerful critique of the Romantic emotionalism being spread across Europe in Rousseau’s name. Godwin’s…

  • Gothic Evolutions

    The texts in this unique collection range from the Gothic Revival of the late eighteenth century through to the late Victorian gothic, and from the…

  • Hermsprong

    Robert Bage’s Hermsprong satirizes English society of the 1790s targeting, in particular, corrupt clergymen, grasping lawyers and wicked aristocrats. The protagonist, a European raised among…

  • Human Life and the Natural World

    Human concern over the urgency of current environmental issues increasingly entails wide-ranging discussions of how we may rethink the relationship between humans and the rest…

  • Laon and Cythna

    Laon and Cythna is one of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s most celebrated, and most controversial, literary works. At once philosophical treatise and love story, it follows…

  • Letters Written during a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

    “The art of travelling is only a branch of the art of thinking,” Mary Wollstonecraft wrote in one of her many reviews of works of…

  • Lodore

    Beset by jealousy over an admirer of his wife’s, Lord Lodore has come with his daughter Ethel to the American wilderness; his wife Cornelia, meanwhile,…

  • Mandeville

    William Godwin’s Mandeville was described as his best novel by Percy Shelley, who sent a copy to Lord Byron, and it was immediately recognized by…

  • Mary Robinson: Selected Poems

    Mary Robinson’s work has begun again to assume a central place in discussions of Romanticism. A writer of the 1790’s—a decade which saw the birth…

  • Mathilda

    Mary Shelley’s Mathilda, the story of one woman’s existential struggle after learning of her father’s desire for her, has been identified as Shelley’s most important…

  • Memoirs of Emma Courtney

    In November of 1795, after William Godwin requested a sketch of Mary Hays’ life, she arrived at the idea of Memoirs of Emma Courtney. Godwin…

  • Memoirs of Modern Philosophers

    When the Anti-Jacobin Review described Memoirs of Modern Philosophers in 1800 as “the first novel of the day” and as proof that “all the female…

  • Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    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…

  • Nature and Art

    Nature and Art commands a central place in the history of the English Jacobin novel. Published in 1796, the story explores the opposition between the…

  • Nightmare Abbey

    This 1818 novel is set in a former abbey whose owner, Christopher Glowry, is host to visitors who enjoy his hospitality and engage in endless…

  • Readings in Ethics

    Readings in Ethics offers a vast collection of carefully edited readings arranged chronologically across five historical periods. The selections cover many major Western and non-Western…

  • Revolutions in Romantic Literature

    This concise Broadview anthology of primary source materials is unique in its focus on Romantic literature and the ways in which the period itself was…

  • St. Leon

    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…

  • The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Volume B, 3e – Modified eBook Canadian Edition

    This Modified Ebook version of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Volume B, 3rd edition omits in-copyright readings that are found in the print…

  • The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Volume B, 3e – Modified eBook UK Edition

    This Modified Ebook version of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Volume B, 3rd edition omits in-copyright readings that are found in the print…

  • The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Volume B, 3e – Modified eBook US Edition

    This Modified Ebook version of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Volume B, 3rd edition omits in-copyright readings that are found in the print…

  • The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 4: The Age of Romanticism – Third Edition

    In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary…