‘Beauties and Beasts: Alderson, Wollstonecraft, Godwin, Opie’

McInnes, Andrew (2009) ‘Beauties and Beasts: Alderson, Wollstonecraft, Godwin, Opie’. Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall. pp. 41-50.

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In this essay, the ‘Cornish Wonder’ John Opie appears as the Beast to his wife Amelia’s Beauty. Their relationship is reflected upon, together with that of their friends Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, in Amelia Opie’s ambiguously conservative novel Adeline Mowbray. In this text, Opie dissects the personal and social costs of marriage at the dawn of the modern era.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: English Language & Literature
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 15:48
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/6400

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