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dc.contributor.authorWeston, Rowland
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-08T20:33:36Z
dc.date.available2012-11-08T20:33:36Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationWeston, R. (2012). William Godwin and the puritan legacy. Nineteenth Century Prose, 39(1&2), 411-42.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1052-0406
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6815
dc.description.abstractThis essay’s analysis of Godwin’s engagement with his (and Britain’s) puritan and Dissenting legacy is significant in two respects. First, it offers a reading of two of Godwin’s lesser known, later writings and thus contributes to our appreciation of a thinker whose activity and influence in the nineteenth century is still poorly understood. Second, this topic offers a unique point of entry into the bewildering complex of religious, political and historiographical tensions comprising the intersection of Britain’s long eighteenth and long nineteenth centuries. This pivotal period saw the emergence of a radically reformed British polity, an important element of which addressed long-standing issues of religious profession and allegiance. In this context, it is surely helpful to engage the extensive historical reflections of one of English letters’ most productive and generically versatile practitioners.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSan Diego State Universityen_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: Nineteenth Century Prose. © 2012 The Author.en_NZ
dc.titleWilliam Godwin and the puritan legacyen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfNineteenth-Century Prose: Special Issue: Religion and Proseen_NZ
pubs.begin-page411en_NZ
pubs.elements-id37880
pubs.end-page442en_NZ
pubs.issue1-2en_NZ
pubs.volume39en_NZ


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