The French Revolution Debate in English Literature and Culture

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Acknowledgments

The original works in this volume all owe debt to the National Endowment for the Humanities and to David Bromwich at Yale University, who directed the 1991 NEH Summer Seminar on "The Revolution Debate and English Literature of the 1790s." Like all the contributors, I thank the NEH and Professor Bromwich for this exciting intellectual endeavor.

My work on this volume was made easier by collegial advice from all the contributors and has been particularly aided by my colleagues in the English Department at the State University of West Georgia. I wish to especially thank my colleague and chair , Robert Snyder, for release time to complete and edit this collection and my graduate research assistants Amy Faulds and Mitzi McFarland for their assistance during various stages of this work.

As always, I thank my family and friends for support and encouragement.

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Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in Contributions to the Study of World Literature ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Notes xv
  • Chronology xvii
  • Burke's Perception of Richard Price 1
  • Notes 21
  • Religion and Politics in the Revolution Debate: Burke, Wollstonecraft, Paine 27
  • Notes 38
  • The "Ancient Voices" of Blake's The French Revolution 41
  • Notes 53
  • Arguing Benevolence: Wordsworth, Godwin, and the 1790s 59
  • Notes 76
  • "Great Burke," Thomas Carlyle, and the French Revolution 83
  • Notes 103
  • Politics of the Episteme: The Collapse of the Discourse of General Nature and the Reaction to the French Revolution 107
  • Notes 118
  • Representations of Revolutionary Women in Political Caricature 123
  • Notes 131
  • Postscript: The French Revolution and Romanticism 137
  • Select Bibliography 145
  • Index 149
  • About the Contributors 155
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