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Clemit, Pamela

Overview
Works: 73 works in 232 publications in 3 languages and 3,756 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Historical fiction  Reviews  Feminist fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR4722, 823.6
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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 427 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 )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 358 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"-- Library of Congress
The novels and selected works of Mary Shelley by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 234 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"
Caleb Williams by William Godwin( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 186 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 )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 175 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 Mary Wollstonecraft by William Godwin( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and French and held by 173 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
Lives of the great romantics III : Godwin, Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley by their contemporaries( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple story by Inchbald( Book )

9 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
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 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of William Godwin by William Godwin( Book )

in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falkner : a novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in 1797, Mary Shelley's mother died when she was only 11 days old. Mary was then raised by her Father, who remarried when she was four, and thereafter the young Mary had a liberal but informal upbringing. At 17 she began the relationship with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley which was the bedrock of her life; although society viewed the unmarrieds somewhat differently. It was in this relationship that she nurtured and edited Shelley's verse and wrote, at 21, her signature work "Frankenstein" for which she is so well known. Her husband drowned when she was 25 which added further to the earlier loss of 3 of her 4 children. Beset with such great tragedy her life remained to be fulfilled but, at only 53, a brain tumour was to take her own life. However she left behind a wonderful collection of works of which Falkner is a rich and textured part
Matilda, dramas, reviews & essays, prefaces & notes by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Italian and held by 54 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

Fleetwood by William Godwin( Book )

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

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

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

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

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political and philosophical writings of William Godwin by William Godwin( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of William Godwin by William Godwin( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 15 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 1790sCaleb WilliamsSt. Leon; a tale of the sixteenth centuryMemoirs of Mary WollstonecraftLives of the great romantics III : Godwin, Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley by their contemporariesA simple storyThe letters of William GodwinLetters of William Godwin