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Rousseau, Robespierre and English Romanticism Gregory Dart

Rousseau, Robespierre and English Romanticism

Gregory Dart

Published February 25th 1999
ISBN : 9780521641005
Hardcover
304 pages
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This book reopens the question of Rousseaus influence on the French Revolution and on English Romanticism, by examining the relationship between his confessional writings and his political theory. Gregory Dart argues that by looking at the way inMoreThis book reopens the question of Rousseaus influence on the French Revolution and on English Romanticism, by examining the relationship between his confessional writings and his political theory. Gregory Dart argues that by looking at the way in which Rousseaus writings were mediated by the speeches and actions of Robespierre, we can gain a clearer and more concrete sense of the legacy he left to English writers. He shows how the writings of Godwin, Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth and Hazlitt rehearse and reflect upon the Jacobin tradition in the aftermath of the Terror.