Love in the Time of Revolution: Transatlantic Literary Radicalism and Historical Change, 1793-1818 - Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia (Hardback)Andrew Cayton (author)
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Cayton argues for Wollstonecraft's and Godwin's enduring influence on fiction published in Great Britain and the United States and explores Mary Godwin Shelley's endeavours to sustain her mother's faith in romantic love as an engine of social change.
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 30 mm
Edition: New edition
I cannot think of a recent scholarly work in Atlantic studies that is more agreeably written or better oriented toward the general reader.--New England Quarterly
Demonstrates a remarkable versatility in his analysis and willingness to engage with different genres.--The Journal of Modern History
Working mostly from published sources, but some archival collections as well, Cayton evokes the intense interplay between what Wollstonecraft and her circle were reading, and how they were living.--SEL
A well-written imaginative re-creation, based on historical research, of the motives, thoughts, arguments, and interrelationships of important British and American radicals.--American Historical Review
[This] study is most successful in its detail, and [Cayton's] methodical research into the transatlantic commerce in emotional theories is particularly impressive. . . . Cayton's subject is a well-chosen and fascinating one.--Times Literary Supplement
In his carefully crafted, emotionally evocative study, Love in the Time of Revolution: Transatlantic Literary Radicalism and Historical Change, 1793-1818, Andrew Cayton invites us to revisit this familiar story and reconsider it in the contexts of eighteenth-century political economy and literary production.--William and Mary Quarterly
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