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Godwin, William
THE ENQUIRER. REFLECTIONS ON EDUCATION, MANNERS, AND LITERATURE. IN A SERIES OF ESSAYS
Printed for Robert Campbell & Co. by John Bioren, Philadelphia, 1797. viii, 387, [1 blank] pp. Scattered moderate spotting, title page laid down. About Good+ in modern calf. The utopian Godwin believed that "all rational creatures could live in harmony without laws and institutions." [PMM 243]. "Through his influence on Thompson and Owen, Godwin contributed greatly to the early socialist movement in America. His opposition to revolution has caused him to be disdained by modern radicals" [Adams]. In this series of twenty-six essays Godwin discusses such diverse subjects as personal reputation, riches and poverty, the sources of genius, George Washington, the French Revolution, English style from the Elizabethan age to that of George II. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Evans 32197. Adams, Radical Literature in America 40. [Attributes: First Edition]
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