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 The Liberal Symbiosis

J. Rixey Ruffin

in A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

By the middle of the 1790s Bentley was arrayed against classical liberalism in both its Christian and its economic forms. Those forms had in fact come together in a newly powerful symbiosis, both in ... More


Rome and the Revolution Controversy

Jonathan Sachs

in Romantic Antiquity: Rome in the British Imagination, 1789-1832

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376128
eISBN:
9780199871643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376128.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In their polemical responses to the French revolution, Edmund Burke, William Godwin, John Thelwall, and others deploy Roman texts and Roman heroes for opposing sides in the conflict. Burke bolsters ... More


From Roman to roman: The Jacobin Novel and the Roman Legacy in the 1790s

Jonathan Sachs

in Romantic Antiquity: Rome in the British Imagination, 1789-1832

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376128
eISBN:
9780199871643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376128.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter evaluates the contours of republican poetics in the English Jacobin novels of Godwin, Holcroft, Hays, and Inchbald. Focusing on the invocation of classical texts and Roman historical ... More


The Happiness Philosophers: The Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians

Bart Schultz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691154770
eISBN:
9781400884957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154770.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book tells the colorful story of the lives and legacies of the founders of utilitarianism—one of the most influential yet misunderstood philosophies of the past two centuries. Best known for ... More


Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years

Nicholas Roe

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119692
eISBN:
9780191671197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119692.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This study is a reappraisal of William Wordsworth's and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's radical careers before their emergence as major poets. The book presents a detailed examination of both writers' ... More


Organic Constitutions: History

David Fairer

in Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle, 1790-1798

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199296163
eISBN:
9780191712289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296163.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter characterizes an 18th-century ‘organic history’, which is diachronic, and thus in contrast with idealist or deconstructive concepts of history. The latter are synchronic moments of ... More


‘A Light Bequeathed’: Coleridge, Thelwall, Wordsworth, Godwin

Nicholas Roe

in Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119692
eISBN:
9780191671197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119692.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter reconsiders William Wordsworth's and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's connections with the democratic reform movement, and to John Thelwall and William Godwin in particular. As with ‘Citizen ... More


The Godwinian Novel: The Rational Fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley

Pamela Clemit

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112204
eISBN:
9780191670701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112204.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book 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 Shelley. In the first ... More


Reading Fountains in the Hypnerotomachia

Hester Lees-Jeffries

in England's Helicon: Fountains in Early Modern Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230785
eISBN:
9780191696473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230785.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the romance in Hypnerotomachia in the order in which it unfolds. The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, or ‘The dream-love-conflict of Poliphilus’, is divided into two books. Although ... More


“Where the Split Began” (Prometheus Unbound, Act III)

Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi

in Shelley’s Goddess: Maternity, Language, Subjectivity

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073843
eISBN:
9780199855179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073843.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The chapter analyzes the third act of Shelley’s play, “Prometheus Unbound,” and follows the sequence of events from the fall of Jupiter to the release of Prometheus and his union with Asia. In this ... More


The Bishop, the Valet, the Wife, and the Ass: What Difference Does it Make if Something is Mine?

Maximilian de Gaynesford

in Partiality and Impartiality: Morality, Special Relationships, and the Wider World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579952
eISBN:
9780191595233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579952.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Debate about the relative weight to be given partial and impartial considerations in practical reasoning is stultified by a marked tendency to polarization in current views about the role played by ... More


Introduction Coleridge's Later Poetry

Morton D. Paley

in Coleridge's Later Poetry

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186854
eISBN:
9780191674570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186854.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Samuel Taylor Coleridge always had a number of poetic voices, but their composition and relative importance changed dramatically. It is the argument of this book that this body of work is worth ... More


Imogen: Godwin's Fictional Début

Pamela Clemit

in The Godwinian Novel: The Rational Fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112204
eISBN:
9780191670701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112204.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Imogen: A Pastoral Romance was the last of three novels produced by William Godwin in the winter of 1783 and 1784 and the one over which he took the most trouble.1 The title ... More


Caleb Williams: The Paradigm of the Godwinian Novel

Pamela Clemit

in The Godwinian Novel: The Rational Fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112204
eISBN:
9780191670701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112204.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The two aspects of William Godwin's thought, his regretful condemnation of the aristocracy and his emphasis on moral reform in advance of practical measures, make the first edition of Caleb Williams ... More


Godwin's Historical Novels: Theory and Practice

Pamela Clemit

in The Godwinian Novel: The Rational Fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112204
eISBN:
9780191670701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112204.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In a more specific account of changes between the first and second editions, William Godwin attributed his recognition of the emotional springs of action to a reading of David Hume's Treatise of ... More


Wieland: Charles Brockden Brown's American Tale

Pamela Clemit

in The Godwinian Novel: The Rational Fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112204
eISBN:
9780191670701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112204.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The development of Godwinian methods in pursuit of a critique of William Godwin is Charles Brockden Brown's distinctive achievement in Wieland; or, The Transformation, his first completed novel, ... More


Frankenstein: Mary Shelley's Myth-Making

Pamela Clemit

in The Godwinian Novel: The Rational Fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112204
eISBN:
9780191670701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112204.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The epigraph and subtitle to Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus signal Mary Shelley's challenging expansion of the Godwinian novel to incorporate major Western creation myths. To understand ... More


Mary Shelley's Novels of the 1820s: History and Prophecy

Pamela Clemit

in The Godwinian Novel: The Rational Fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112204
eISBN:
9780191670701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112204.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Abandoning the structural complexity of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley enacts her loss of faith in individual improvement at the level of narrative form. Given the overwhelming grief and powerlessness of ... More


The Jacobin Novel I: Revolution and Reason

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The most marked trend in the English popular novel of the 1790s is its resolute rationality, its suspicion of the uncontrollable workings of the unconscious mind. No feature is more common in novels ... More


The Jacobin Novel II: Caleb Williams and Hermsprong

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

As revolutionary novelists, William Godwin and Robert Bage are virtually as unlike as they can be. A highly theoretical student of liberty, Godwin creates a fictional world in which social reality is ... More


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