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St. Leon By William Godwin

St. Leon by William Godwin

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Written in 1799, Godwin's second novel is a confessional tale of obsession and spiralling pursuit. Set during the Protestant Reformation, it is the harrowing story of an exiled French aristocrat whose attempts to use the elixir of life and other benefits to humanity only lead to disaster.

St. Leon Summary

St. Leon by William Godwin

"St Leon" (1799), Godwin's second novel, is a work of challenging ambition. Like his first, "Caleb Williams" (1794), it is a confessional tale of obsession and spiralling pursuit. In "St Leon" the emphasis is on the individual's powerlessness in the face of momentous historical change. Set during the Protestant Reformation, the novel tells the harrowing tale of an exiled French aristocrat who is given the secrets of the philosopher's stone and the elixir of life. His attempts to use these gifts to benefit humanity lead only to disaster. Plunged into self-destructive isolation, he wanders through the centres of European religious controversy, arousing fascination, suspicion, and social unrest wherever he goes. The text of this paperback edition is based on the Bentley's Standard Novels edition of 1831.

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GOR001791916
9780192828330
0192828339
St. Leon by William Godwin
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1994-05-05
528
N/A
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