William Godwin's Diary

Texts Godwin Read


Wolstencraft's Comedy (2  June  1796) Unable to identify.
In Memoirs of the author of a Vindication of the rights of woman ( 1798), WG writes, ‘In January 1796, she [Mary Wollstonecraft] finished the sketch of a comedy....' It ‘remained among her papers at the period of her decease; but it appeared to me to be in so crude and imperfect a state, that I judged it most respectful to her memory to commit it to the flames' (Collected novels and memoirs of William Godwin, Volume 1 [London: Pickering and Chatto, 1992], chapter 8, page 127).

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