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The Mental Anatomies of William Godwin and Mary Shelley

The Mental Anatomies of William Godwin and Mary Shelley (Hardback)

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This book explores the influence of Enlightenment and Romantic-era theories of the mind on the writings of Godwin and Shelley and examines the ways in which these writers use their fiction to explore such psychological phenomena as ruling passions, madness, the theraputic value of confessions (both spoken and written), and the significance of dreams. Unlike most studies of Godwin and Shelley, it does not privilege their masterworks- for the most part, it focusses on their lesser-known writings. Brewer also considers the works of other Romantic-era writers, as well as the seventeenth- and eighteenth century philospophical and medical theories that informed Godwin's and Shelley's presentations of mental states and types of behaviour.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 Publisher: Associated University Presses Publication Date: 01/06/2001 ISBN-13: 9780838638705  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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