Language and Revolution in Burke, Wollstonecraft, Paine, and Godwin

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 1 sty 2007 - 216
The Revolution in France of 1789 provoked a major 'pamphlet war' in Britain as writers debated what exactly had happened, why it had happened, and where events were now headed. Jane Hodson's book explores the relationship among political persuasion, literary style, and linguistic theory in this war of words, focusing on four key texts: Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Men, Thomas Paine's Rights of Man, and William Godwin's Enquiry Concerning Political Justice. While these texts form the core of Hodson's project, she ranges far beyond them to survey other works by the same authors; more than 50 contemporaneous books on language; and pamphlets, novels, and letters by other writers. The scope of her study permits her to challenge earlier accounts of the relationship between language and politics that lack historical nuance.

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The Linguistic Background
Edmund Burkes Reflections
Mary Wollstonecrafts Vindication
Thomas Paines Rights of Man
Godwins Political Justice
Fifty Linguistic Texts First Published in England during the 1790s
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Jane Hodson is Lecturer in English Language and Literature at the University of Sheffield, UK.

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