Wordsworth and Godwin: A Study of Influence, Volume I: Text

Kwiatkowski, Hieronim S (1989) Wordsworth and Godwin: A Study of Influence, Volume I: Text. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis explores the relationship between William Godwin and his ideas and William Wordsworth in the context of the significant reappraisal of Godwin since 1950 (which has gained further momentum in the 1980's) and more recent questioning of the biographical status of The Prelude, so long accepted by critics. The purpose is to challenge the inadequacy of earlier over-simplistic views of Godwin's rationalism, which have led (ever since Legouis' identification of Godwin as a significant "influence" in Wordsworth's thinking) to critical acceptance of Words worth's account of Godwin's role in the poet's development, culminating in the rejection of Godwin and what he represented during the period of alleged "moral crisis".

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: British & Irish literature
Date of Award: 1989
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1989-76919
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 09:27
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 09:27
URI: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76919

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