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Godwin, William 1756-1836

Overview
Works: 1,102 works in 4,132 publications in 6 languages and 63,581 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Feminist fiction  Biographies  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Recipient, Other, Translator
Classifications: PR4722, B
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Most widely held works about William Godwin
 
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Caleb Williams by William Godwin( Book )

135 editions published between 1795 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,627 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
The adventures of Caleb Williams; or, Things as they are by William Godwin( Book )

78 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,047 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
Enquiry concerning political justice, with selections from Godwin's other writings by William Godwin( Book )

64 editions published between 1793 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 825 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
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 )

47 editions published between 1820 and 2016 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

73 editions published between 1799 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 733 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. The text of this first paperback edition is based on the 'Bentley's Standard Novels' edition of 1831
Memoirs of the author of A vindication of the rights of woman by William Godwin( Book )

58 editions published between 1798 and 2009 in English and French and held by 705 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 )

51 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Mary Wollstonecraft by William Godwin( Book )

33 editions published between 1927 and 2008 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie over de Engels schrijfster en feministe Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), geschreven door haar echtgenoot de radicale filosoof William Godwin (1756-1836). Wollstonecraft schreef het feministische werk 'A vindication of the rights of woman' (1792) en zij was de moeder van Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, beter bekend als Mary Shelly
Enquiry concerning political justice and its influence on morals and happiness by William Godwin( Book )

26 editions published between 1946 and 1969 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... An enquiry concerning political justice, and its influence on general virtue and happiness by William Godwin( Book )

34 editions published between 1793 and 2010 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A most extraordinary pair : Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin by Jean Detre( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godwin's "Political justice." A reprint of the essay on "Property," from the original edition by William Godwin( Book )

36 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

113 editions published between 1796 and 2015 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

36 editions published between 1803 and 1840 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughts on man, his nature, productions, and discoveries, interspersed with some particulars respecting the author by William Godwin( Book )

39 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member 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 )

39 editions published between 1834 and 2012 in English and held by 365 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
St. Leon : a tale of the sixteenth century by William Godwin( Book )

29 editions published between 1799 and 1974 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the life of William Pitt, earl of Chatham by William Godwin( Book )

44 editions published between 1783 and 2012 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cursory strictures on the charge delivered by Lord Chief Justice Eyre to the grand jury by William Godwin( Book )

24 editions published between 1794 and 2005 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyre had called for the indictment for high treason of J. Horne Took and other members of the Corresponding Society
Godwin & Mary : letters of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft by William Godwin( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oorspr. uitg. : Lawrence, University of Kansas Press, 1966
 
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Memoirs of the author of A vindication of the rights of woman
Alternative Names
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

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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 englischer Schriftsteller und Sozialphilosoph

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

Годвин В

Годвин В. 1756-1836

Годвин, В. (Вильям), 1756-1836

Годвин, Вильям 1756-1836

Годвин Уильям

Годвин, Уильям 1756-1836

Годуин, Уильям 1756-1836

Уилям Годуин

Уільям Годвін

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גודווין, ויליאם 1756-1836

גודוין, וילים 1756-1836

ויליאם גודווין

ויליאם גודווין סופר בריטי

ويليام غودوين

ویلیام گادوین

گودۆىين ۋىيليام

വില്യം ഗോഡ്വിൻ

უილიამ გოდვინი

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, ウイリアム

ゴドウヰン

ゴドヰン

威廉·戈德温

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The adventures of Caleb Williams; or, Things as they areEnquiry concerning political justice, with selections from Godwin's other writingsSt. Leon : a tale of the sixteenth centuryMemoirs of the author of A vindication of the rights of womanMemoirs of Mary WollstonecraftGodwin's "Political justice." A reprint of the essay on "Property," from the original editionEnquiry concerning political justice, and its influence on morals and happinessGodwin & Mary : letters of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft