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William Godwin Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 9 pages of information about the life of William Godwin.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on William Godwin

Although William Godwin is a significant literary figure in his own right, the following essay focuses on the literary collaboration of Godwin and his wife Mary Godwin.

William Godwin and his second wife, Mary Jane Clairmont Godwin, made a lasting contribution to children's literature both as writers and publishers. William Godwin achieved fame as a novelist, biographer, and philosopher. He had a progressive approach to education and his works for children reflect his commitment to treat children with respect and affection and to encourage them to read widely, particularly in literature and history. Mary Jane translated and edited fiction for children. As publishers they were responsible for the notable works of Charles and Mary Lamb and the lasting tale The Family Robinson (1814).

William Godwin was the seventh of thirteen children of dissenting minister John Godwin and his wife, Ann. He was educated at London's Haxton Academy and at...

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