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Author Cayton, Andrew R. L. (Andrew Robert Lee), 1954- author.

Title Love in the time of revolution : transatlantic literary radicalism and historical change, 1793-1818 / Andrew Cayton.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, [2013]
2013

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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (364 pages) : illustrations
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In 1798, English essayist and novelist William Godwin ignited a transatlantic scandal with Memoirs of the Author of "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman." Most controversial were the details of the romantic liaisons of Godwin's wife, Mary Wollstonecraft, with both American Gilbert Imlay and Godwin himself. Wollstonecraft's life and writings became central to a continuing discussion about love's place in human society. Literary radicals argued that the cultivation of intense friendship could lead to the renovation of social and political institutions, whereas others maintained that these freethinkers were indulging their own desires with a disregard for stability and higher authority. Through correspondence and novels, Andrew Cayton finds an ideal lens to view authors, characters, and readers all debating love's power to alter men and women in the world around them. Cayton argues for Wollstonecraft's and Godwin's enduring influence on fiction published in Great Britain and the United States and explores Mary Godwin Shelley's endeavors to sustain her mother's faith in romantic love as an engine of social change"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Godwin, William, 1756-1836 -- Influence.
Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797 -- Influence.
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Love in literature.
American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Politics and literature -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Radicalism in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Cayton, Andrew R. L. Love in the time of revolution : transatlantic literary radicalism and historical change, 1793-1818. Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, [2013] 351 pages ; 25 cm 9781469607504
ISBN 9781469607504 (hardback)
9781469608266 (e-book)

 
    
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