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William Godwin Books & Biography


William Godwin was one of the most celebrated philosophers of the English Enlightenment. He fell in love love with and married the radical feminist Mary Wollstonecraft in 1797, only to attend her deathbed months later (giving birth to their child, the late Mary Shelley). Heartbroken, Godwin immediately wrote The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft, a radically frank and intensely moving biography.