Helen Maria Williams
Helen Maria Williams was a British novelist, poet, and translator of French-language works. A religious dissenter, she was a supporter of abolitionism and of the ideals of the French Revolution; she was imprisoned in Paris during the Reign of Terror, but nonetheless spent much of the rest of her life in France.
A controversial figure in her own time, the young Williams was favorably portrayed in a 1787 poem by William Wordsworth, but (especially at the height of the French Revolution) she was portrayed by other writers as irresponsibly politically radical and even as sexually wanton.
She was born to a Scottish mother, Helen Hay, and a Welsh army officer ... more »
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- Ode to Peace
- An Address to Poetry
- Sonnet on Reading Burns' Mountain Daisy
- Peruvian Tales: Alzira, Tale I
- An American Tale
- Part of an Irregular Fragment
- On the Bill Which Was Passed in England ...
- Peruvian Tales: Zilia, Tale III
- Peruvian Tales: Cora, Tale VI
- Peruvian Tales: Alzira, Tale II
- Sonnet to Peace of Mind
- Peruvian Tales: Aciloe, Tale V
- Peruvian Tales: Cora, Tale IV
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