Fleetwood

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Broadview Press, 2000/12/20 - 541 ページ

Fleetwood is a pivotal novel of early English Romanticism and a powerful critique of the Romantic emotionalism being spread across Europe in Rousseau’s name. Godwin’s “new man of feeling” chronicles the impact of his “natural” education in the wilds of Wales, and his behavior allows Godwin to draw attention to an array of contemporary social issues. Godwin attacks the inhumanity of the early factory system, and indicts British society for its patriarchal inequities. His portrayal of Fleetwood’s obsessive and devastating jealousy contributed significantly to the development of psychological realism in English fiction. As essential historical background, the editors provide reviews, and excerpts from Rousseau’s writing and from Godwin’s other works.

 

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Acknowledgments
8
A Brief Chronology
40
Preface to the First Edition 1805
47
Foundations of the Novel
425
Of the Obtaining of Confidence
431
Some Instances Of The Folly Which
447
The Novel of Sensibility
471
The English Jacobin Novel and the Lot
485
The Resonance of Renaissance Drama
501
The Lure of Switzerland
508
Contemporary Reviews
513
Review of the 1832 edition of Fleetwood from
537
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Gary Handwerk a professor at the University of Washington, and the late A.A. Markley, an assistant professor at Penn State University, Delaware County, have both written extensively on Romantic literature, and edited the Broadview edition of Godwin’s Caleb Williams.

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