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"Justice is the sum of all moral duty." -- William Godwin
William Godwin (3 March 1756 – 7 April 1836) was a British 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, which attacks aristocrat privilege, but also is virtually the first mystery novel. Based on the success of both, Godwin featured prominently in the radical circles of London in the 1790s. In the ensuing 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; their child, Mary Godwin (later Mary Shelley) would go on to author Frankenstein and marry the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Godwin wrote prolifically in the genres of novels, history and demography throughout his lifetime. With his second wife, Mary Jane Clairmont, he wrote children's primers on Biblical and classical history, which he published along with such works as Charles and Mary Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare. Using the pseudonym Edward Baldwin, he wrote a variety of books for children, including a version of Jack and the Beanstalk. He also has had considerable influence on British literature and literary culture.

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Total Books: 372
Romantic Rationalist A William Godwin Reader
2017 - Romantic Rationalist a William Godwin Reader (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781629632285
ISBN-10: 1629632287
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice
2013 - An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice [Oxford World's Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780199642625
ISBN-10: 0199642621
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference, Politics & Social Sciences
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International Construction Contracts A Handbook
2013 - International Construction Contracts a Handbook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780470655726
ISBN-10: 0470655720
Genres: Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Law
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Lives of the Necromancers
2011 - Lives of the Necromancers (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783842429055
ISBN-10: 3842429053
Genres: History, Health, Fitness & Dieting
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The New Annual Register Or General Repository of History Politics and Literature for the Year
Life of Lady Jane Grey and of Lord Guildford Dudley Her Husband by Theophilus Marcliffe
Things as They Are  Or the Adventures of Caleb Williams
2010 - Things As They Are or the Adventures of Caleb Williams [Volume 1] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780217305662
ISBN-10: 0217305660
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Mandeville A Tale of the Seventeenth Century in England Volume 1
2010 - Mandeville a Tale of the Seventeenth Century in England Volume 1 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143618345
ISBN-10: 1143618343
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Damon and Delia
2010 - Damon and Delia (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781438535371
ISBN-10: 1438535376
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History of the Commonwealth of England From the Death of Charles I to the Protectorate
Cloudesley  A Tale
2010 - Cloudesley a Tale [Volume 1] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781153329644
ISBN-10: 1153329646
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Deloraine
2010 - Deloraine [Volume 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781153339223
ISBN-10: 1153339226
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The Enquirer Reflections On Education Manners and Literature in a Series of Essays
Fleetwood Or the New Man of Feeling
2010 - Fleetwood or the New Man of Feeling (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142126575
ISBN-10: 1142126579
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Thoughts On Man His Nature Productions and Discoveries Interspersed with Some Particulars Respecting the Author
Mandeville A Tale of the Seventeenth Century in England Volume 2
2010 - Mandeville a Tale of the Seventeenth Century in England Volume 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142169695
ISBN-10: 1142169693
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Lives of the Necromancers Or an Account of  Persons  Who Have Claimed  Or to Whom Has Been Imputed  the Exercise of Magical Power
Things as They Are Or the Adventures of Caleb Williams
2010 - Things As They Are or the Adventures of Caleb Williams [Volume 1] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781153188296
ISBN-10: 1153188295
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Transfusion
2010 - Transfusion [Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781153190206
ISBN-10: 1153190206
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Things As They Are Or the Adventures of Caleb Williams Volumes 1-2
2010 - Things As They Are or the Adventures of Caleb Williams Volumes 1-2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142683443
ISBN-10: 1142683443
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2009 - Fleetwood [Volume 1] (Paperback)
2009 - Mandeville [Volume 2] (Paperback)
2009 - Caleb Williams Things As They Are [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - St Leon [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - Jack and the Beanstalk [Classics Illustrated] (Paperback)
2008 - Imogen [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Short Works of William Godwin [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Italian Letters Vols I and II [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Imogen a Pastoral Romance [Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback
Damon and Delia Italian Letters Imogen [Collected novels and memoirs of William Godwin] (Other)
Political Justice 1793 [Revolution and Romanticism, 1789-1834] (Hardcover)
Memoirs of Wollstonecraft [Revolution and Romanticism, 1789-1834] (Paperback)