William Godwin

Portrait by [[Henry William Pickersgill]] William Godwin (March 3, 1756, Wisbech, Isle of Ely – April 7, 1836, London) was an English journalist, political philosopher and novelist. He is considered one of the first exponents of utilitarianism and the first modern proponent of anarchism. Godwin is most famous for two books that he published within the space of a year: ''An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice'', an attack on political institutions, and ''Things as They Are; or, The Adventures of Caleb Williams'', an early mystery novel which attacks aristocratic privilege. Based on the success of both, Godwin featured prominently in the radical circles of London in the 1790s. He wrote prolifically in the genres of novels, history and demography throughout his life.

In the conservative reaction to British radicalism, Godwin was attacked, in part because of his marriage to the pioneering feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft in 1797 and his candid biography of her after her death from childbirth. Their daughter, later known as Mary Shelley, would go on to write ''Frankenstein'' and marry the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. With his second wife, Mary Jane Clairmont, Godwin set up The Juvenile Library, allowing the family to write their own works for children (sometimes using ''noms de plume'') and translate and publish many other books, some of enduring significance. Godwin has had considerable influence on British literature and literary culture. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Godwin, William
Published 1793
printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row

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by Godwin, William
Published 1797
Printed for J. Moore, College-Green

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by Godwin, William
Published 1796
printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row

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by Godwin, William
Published 1800
printed for P. Wogan, G. Burnet, P. Byrne, W. Porter, W. Jones, J. Rice, N. Kelly, G. Folingsby, R. E. Mercier, and J. Stockdale

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by Godwin, William
Published 1783
printed for Messrs. Potts, Wilson, Walker, and Byrne

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by Godwin, William
Published 1783
printed for the author, and sold by G. Kearsley, at No. 46, in Fleet-Street

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by Godwin, William
Published 1797
printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row

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by Godwin, William
Published 1798
printed for J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Godwin, William
Published 1800
printed by Wilks and Taylor, Chancery Lane, for G. G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster Row

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by Godwin, William
Published 1797
Printed for Robert Campbell & Co by John Bioren

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by Godwin, William
Published 1796
Printed by Bioren and Madan

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by Godwin, William
Published 1794
printed for B. Crosby, Stationers-Court, Ludgate-Street

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by Godwin, William
Published 1799
printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row. 1799. R. Noble, printer, Great Shire-Lane

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by Godwin, William
Published 1798
printed for J. Johnson; and G. G. and J. Robinson

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by Godwin, William
Published 1784
printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand

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by Godwin, William
Published 1797
printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row

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by Godwin, William
Published 1796
printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row

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by Godwin, William
Published 1794
Printed for, and sold by D.I. Eaton, at the Cock and Swine, No. 74, Newgate-Street

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by Godwin, William
Published 1784
printed for G. Robinson, No. 25, Pater-noster-Row

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by Godwin, William
Published 1785
printed by J.M. Davis, for Messrs. Marchbank Colbert, Cash, and W. Porter