Burke, Paine, Godwin and the Revolution Controversy

Marilyn Butler (editor)

Cambridge University Press 1984
A book review by Danny Yee © 1992 http://dannyreviews.com/
This is an anthology of English prose from the last decade of the 18th century. The theme of the extracts is the argument over the nature and meaning of the French revolution and its consequences for English politics. As well as the three authors in the title, works by Wordsworth, Coleridge, Wollstonecraft and sixteen other authors are included. The works included are far more impressive than any modern political journalism: they address more interesting issues and are stronger, more forceful and more eloquent. Burke, Paine, Godwin and the Revolution Controversy will be of interest to anyone interested in political philosophy, English political history or English literature.

May 1992

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%T Burke, Paine, Godwin and the Revolution Controversy
%E Butler, Marilyn
%I Cambridge University Press
%D 1984
%O paperback
%G ISBN 0521286565
%P xii,260pp