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William Godwin (1756–1836)

Godwin, William. An English political philosopher; born at Wisbeach, Cambridge, March 3, 1756; died in London, April 7, 1836. His principal works are: ‘Political Justice’ (1793); ‘Caleb Williams; or, Things as They Are’ (1794), a novel enforcing the principles of the greater work; ‘St. Leon’ (1799), a novel of domestic life; several other novels; ‘The Inquirer,’ a series of essays (1796); ‘Antonio’ (1801), a tragedy; ‘Life of Chaucer’ (1803); ‘History of the Commonwealth’ (1824); ‘Thoughts on Man,’ a series of essays (1834). His wife, Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–97), wrote a memorable work on ‘The Rights of Woman’ (1792), and many others.