Nature And Art
This is a novel by the author of the play Lover's Vows which was mentioned in Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. William and Henry come to London after the death of their father. They were educated in starkly different ways, one represented by nature and another by art. This novel follows their paths in life, and the influence of their education on their respective choices. This book was popular when it was published and is still considered an important Jacobin Novel. The goal of Jacobin novels was to explain to the people the values of the French revolution to the lower classes by showing the evils of society. Other authors who wrote Jacobin novels are Charlotte Turner Smith and William Godwin. - Summary by Stav Nisser and Wikipedia.