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A Markley Book 14 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide "Dramatically expanding the boundaries of the British "Jacobin" novel, Conversion and Reform in the British Novel in the s analyzes the works of a wide range of British reformists writing in the s, including William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Smith, Mary Robinson, and Maria Edgeworth, who reshaped the conventions of contemporary fiction to position the novel as a progressive political tool.
Rather than aiming to launch a bloody revolution, these authors worked to initiate social and political reform in such as women's right, abolition, the Jewish question, and the leveling of the class system in Britain by converting the general public, one reader at a time. Fleetwood, or, The new man of feeling by William Godwin Book 8 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide P. Caleb Williams by William Godwin Book 3 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide "In addition to the text itself, the editor's have included an extensive selection of primary source materials from the period, ranging from Godwin's original manuscript ending and excerpts from his political writings to contemporary reviews, the political writings of Burke and Paine, and materials on criminals and the English prison system.
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Conversion and Reform analyzes the work of those British reformists writing in the s who reshaped the conventions of fiction to reposition the novel as a progressive political tool. Includes new readings of key figures such as Mary Wollstonecraft and Thomas Holcroft. This audacious tour impressively ties together a wider range of works than has been considered previously, highlighting the full scope of calls for reform across the political spectrum.
This will be an essential reference for anyone interested in nascent debates on the nature of gender, race, ethnicity, and manhood conducted in novels at the end of the s. Conversion and Reform in the British Novel in the s examines numerous texts that have fallen into obscurity and thus promises to expand scholarly knowledge of the novels of the Romantic or revolutionary era. In addition, the historical and cultural contexts supplied in the chapters on race and upper-class vices are lucid and instructive.