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Memoirs on Mary Wollstonecraft William Godwin

Memoirs on Mary Wollstonecraft

William Godwin

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William Godwins memoir of his wife, Mary Wollstonecraft, marks a transition in Godwins philosophical development from extreme rationalism to the recognition of the moral importance of feeling and sympathy which was to energize his later writings.MoreWilliam Godwins memoir of his wife, Mary Wollstonecraft, marks a transition in Godwins philosophical development from extreme rationalism to the recognition of the moral importance of feeling and sympathy which was to energize his later writings. The Memoirs also belong to a tradition of biographical writing that sought to transform the consciousness of readers by using individual history as an agent of historical change. Written during the weeks following Wollstonecrafts early death, the Memoirs provide an interpretation of the relations between Wollstonecrafts writings and her personal history, a candid account of her various relationships, and a vindication of her egalitarian intimacy with Godwin. This modern, scholarly edition, geared for student use, includes a wide range of primary sources, encompassing excerpts from Godwins other writings and from biographical models.