Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, and its Influence on Morals and Happiness. Volume I

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Date

1796

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de Beer Eb 1796 G

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Publisher

London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson

Abstract

The Godwin-Wollstonecraft-Shelley family represents one of the most famous literary coteries of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. At the time of their marriage in 1797, William Godwin (1756-1836) and Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) were well known as politically engaged writers. Godwin’s Political Justice (1793) argues for the inevitable progression of humanity towards governance through reason, and this perspective strongly influenced the political views of his future son-in-law, the poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley.

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William Godwin, “Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, and its Influence on Morals and Happiness. Volume I,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 3, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10171.