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Godwin, William 1756-1836

Overview
Works: 1,107 works in 4,283 publications in 5 languages and 65,314 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Didactic fiction  Horror fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Recipient, Other, Translator
Classifications: PR4722, 823.6
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Caleb Williams by William Godwin( Book )

137 editions published between 1795 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,587 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 )

86 editions published between 1830 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,050 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
Enquiry concerning political justice, and its influence on modern morals and happiness by William Godwin( Book )

153 editions published between 1796 and 2017 in English and German and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the author of A vindication of the rights of woman by William Godwin( Book )

81 editions published between 1798 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 811 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
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 )

49 editions published between 1820 and 2016 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

77 editions published between 1799 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 739 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
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 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Mary Wollstonecraft by William Godwin( Book )

34 editions published between 1927 and 2008 in English and held by 659 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
Fleetwood, or, The new man of feeling by William Godwin( Book )

55 editions published between 1805 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enquiry concerning political justice, with selections from Godwin's other writings by William Godwin( Book )

45 editions published between 1793 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 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
Enquiry concerning political justice and its influence on morals and happiness by William Godwin( Book )

24 editions published between 1946 and 1969 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1793 and 2010 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

62 editions published between 1799 and 1978 in English and German and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

54 editions published between 1803 and 1977 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things as they are, or, The adventures of Caleb Williams by William Godwin( Book )

40 editions published between 1794 and 2015 in English and held by 475 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
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 )

41 editions published between 1834 and 2017 in English and held by 368 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( Book )

46 editions published between 1783 and 2012 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughts on man : his nature, productions, and discoveries by William Godwin( )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Things as they are, or, The adventures of Caleb Williams
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

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 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

Вільям Годвін англійський політичний журналіст і філософ

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

Ուիլյամ Գոդվին

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

Languages
English (1,380)

Spanish (4)

German (3)

French (2)

Russian (1)

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The adventures of Caleb Williams; or, Things as they areEnquiry concerning political justice, and its influence on modern morals and happinessMemoirs of the author of A vindication of the rights of womanSt. Leon : a tale of the sixteenth centuryMemoirs of Mary WollstonecraftFleetwood, or, The new man of feelingEnquiry concerning political justice, with selections from Godwin's other writingsGodwin's "Political justice." A reprint of the essay on "Property," from the original editionThings as they are, or, The adventures of Caleb Williams