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7 - A Private Affair

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 August 2020

Mark Philp
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University of Warwick
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One exception, in these new relationships, was that with Sarah Elwes – the wife of John Elwes, from whom she was separated, following a criminal conversation case and an ecclesiastical divorce.This relationship enables us to see further into the complex and divided social worlds that existed in London in the period and sheds new light on Godwin’s life and his activities in the second half of the decade. It also allows us to explore some of the complexities of social and sexual relations in London, perhaps especially for a man who predicted the end of marriage and the development of attachment solely on the basis of intellectual worth.

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Radical Conduct
Politics, Sociability and Equality in London 1789-1815
, pp. 185 - 206
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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  • A Private Affair
  • Mark Philp, University of Warwick
  • Book: Radical Conduct
  • Online publication: 20 August 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108898768.008
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  • A Private Affair
  • Mark Philp, University of Warwick
  • Book: Radical Conduct
  • Online publication: 20 August 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108898768.008
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  • A Private Affair
  • Mark Philp, University of Warwick
  • Book: Radical Conduct
  • Online publication: 20 August 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108898768.008
Available formats
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