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Author Clemit, Pamela

Title The Godwinian novel : the rational fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley / Pamela Clemit
Published Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 254 pages)
Series Oxford English monographs
Oxford English monographs.
Contents 1. Imogen: Godwin's Fictional Debut 13 -- 2. Caleb Williams: The Paradigm of the Godwinian Novel 35 -- 3. Godwin's Historical Novels: Theory and Practice 70 -- 4. Wieland: Charles Brockden Brown's American Tale 105 -- 5. Frankenstein: Mary Shelley's Myth-Making 139 -- 6. Mary Shelley's Novels of the 1820s: History and Prophecy 175 -- Afterword: Rereading the Godwinian Novel 211
Summary 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
Analysis English fiction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-243) and index
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SUBJECT Godwin, William, 1756-1836 -- Criticism and interpretation
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 -- Criticism and interpretation
Brown, Charles Brockden, 1771-1810 -- Criticism and interpretation
Godwin, William, 1756-1836 -- Influence
Brown, Charles Brockden, 1771-1810. fast (OCoLC)fst00046877
Godwin, William, 1756-1836. fast (OCoLC)fst00050898
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851. fast (OCoLC)fst00036781
Godwin, William, (1756-1836) -- Influence. ram
Godwin, William, (1756-1836) -- Technique. ram
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, (1797-1851) -- Critique et interprétation. ram
Brown, Charles Brockden, (1771-1810) -- Critique et interprétation. ram
Subject Political fiction, English -- History and criticism
Politics and literature -- English-speaking countries
Horror tales -- History and criticism
American fiction -- English influences
Rationalism in literature.
Radicalism in literature.
romanticism (form of expression)
American fiction -- English influences.
Horror tales.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Political fiction, English.
Politics and literature.
Radicalism in literature.
Rationalism in literature.
Philosophie -- Dans la littérature.
Romantisme (mouvement littéraire) -- Grande-Bretagne.
Radicalisme -- Dans la littérature.
Politique-fiction anglaise -- Histoire et critique.
Roman américain -- Influence anglaise.
Rationalisme dans la littérature.
English-speaking countries.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191670701