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Clemit, Pamela

Overview
Works: 80 works in 272 publications in 3 languages and 4,041 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Domestic fiction  Didactic fiction  Records and correspondence  Historical fiction  Reviews  Feminist fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR4722,
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Most widely held works by Pamela Clemit
The Godwinian novel : the rational fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley by Pamela Clemit( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Godwinian Novel is a pioneering analysis of the school of fiction inaugurated by William Godwin, and developed in the works of his principal followers, Charles Brockden Brown and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. In the first study of these authors as a historically specific group, Pamela Clemit argues for a greater unity between Godwin's fictional techniques and his radical political philosophy than has been perceived. Her analysis of the works of Brown and Mary Shelley, moreover, reveals how these writers modified, reshaped, and redefined Godwin's distinctive themes and techniques in response to shifting ideological pressures in the post-revolutionary period. Examining prose fiction in a period traditionally seen as dominated by poetry, Clemit stresses the necessity for a revised view of British Romanticism. Uncovering the links between Godwin's fictional analysis of subjective experience and his progressive political philosophy, The Godwinian Novel paves the way for a reappraisal of the apparently quietistic and introspective concerns of other writers of the period
The Cambridge companion to British literature of the French Revolution in the 1790s by Pamela Clemit( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The French Revolution ignited the biggest debate on politics and society in Britain since the Civil War 150 years earlier. The public controversy lasted from the initial, positive reaction to French events in 1789 to the outlawing of the radical societies in 1799. This Cambridge Companion highlights the energy, variety and inventiveness of the literature written in response to events in France and the political reaction at home. It contains thirteen specially commissioned essays by an international team of historians and literary scholars, a chronology of events and publications, and an extensive guide to further reading. Six essays concentrate on the principal writers of the Revolution controversy: Burke, Paine, Godwin and Wollstonecraft. Others deal with popular radical culture, counter-revolutionary culture, the distinctive contribution of women writers, novels of opinion, drama, and poetry. This volume will serve as a comprehensive yet accessible reference work for students, advanced researchers and scholars"--
The novels and selected works of Mary Shelley by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La version électronique de "The novels and selected works of Mary Shelley", fait partie de "The InteLex Past Masters Women Writers Series"
Lives of the great romantics III : Godwin, Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley by their contemporaries( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2001 in English and French and held by 177 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
Caleb Williams by William Godwin( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 unexplained melancholy, and Caleb becomes convinced that he harbors a dark secret. His discovery of the truth leads to false accusations against him, and a vengeful pursuit as suspenseful as any thriller. The novel is also a powerful political allegory, inspired by the events of the decade following the French Revolution. This new edition reproduces the original, gritty text of 1794. It captures the raw indignation and sense of injustice felt by victims of British law. It includes the startlingly different manuscript ending and selected variants from the second and third editions, reflecting changes in Godwin's political and philosophical thought. - Back cover
St. Leon; a tale of the sixteenth century by William Godwin( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 142 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 letters of William Godwin by William Godwin( Book )

in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political and philosophical writings of William Godwin / Mark Philp by William Godwin( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple story by Inchbald( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman over de romance tussen een jonge vrouw en haar voogd, een priester, en de lotgevallen van hun dochter
Falkner : a novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Shelley, the celebrated author of Frankenstein, scrutinizes the developing impact of Indian culture on a young English soldier, Falkner. As a child Falkner was mistreated and neglected at home and at school. While in the company of Mrs. Rivers and her daughter, Alithea, he is inspired to end grievous habits. But his schooldays are brought to a sudden end when he cuts the head of an usher with a knife in an abusive struggle. His uncle then places him in the East Indian military college. While there, Falkner learns of Mrs. Rivers' death, discovers that he loves Alithea, and asks her father's permission to marry her. Her father refuses so Falkner sails to India as an officer of the East India company's cavalry, still believing that Alithea will someday be his bride. Stationed in India, Falkner witnesses the subjugation of the overwhelmed natives. He learns their language and traditions but also tries to Westernize them with more enlightened social ethics
Mathilda by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

But my father, my beloved and most wretched father ... would he never overcome the fierce passion that now held pitiless dominion over him? With its shocking themes of father-daughter incest, Mary Shelley's publisher--her father, known for his own subversive books--not only refused to publish Mathilda, he refused to return her only copy of the manuscript, and the work was never published in her lifetime. His suppression of this passionate novella is perhaps understandable--unlike her first book, Frankenstein, written a year earlier, Mathilda uses fantasy to study a far more personal reality. It tells the story of a young woman whose mother died in her childbirth--just as Shelly's own mother died after hers--and whose relationship with her bereaved father becomes sexually charged as he conflates her with his lost wife, while she becomes involved with a handsome poet. Yet despite characters clearly based on herself, her father, and her husband, the narrator's emotional and relentlessly self-examining voice lifts the story beyond autobiographical resonance into something more transcendent: a driven tale of a brave woman's search for love, atonement, and redemption
Caleb Williams by William Godwin( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected novels and memoirs by William Godwin( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected novels and memoirs of William Godwin by William Godwin( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandeville by William Godwin( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleetwood by William Godwin( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damon and Delia ; Italian letters ; Imogen by William Godwin( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Leon by William Godwin( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected novels and memoirs of William Godwin by William Godwin( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Godwinian novel : the rational fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley
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The Cambridge companion to British literature of the French Revolution in the 1790sLives of the great romantics III : Godwin, Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley by their contemporariesMemoirs of the author of A vindication of the rights of womanCaleb WilliamsSt. Leon; a tale of the sixteenth centuryThe letters of William GodwinA simple story