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Letters written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark By Mary Wollstonecraft

Letters written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark
by Mary Wollstonecraft

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Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (1796) is both an arresting travel book and a personal memoir. In it Wollstonecraft describes the sublime landscape and the events and people she encounters. This edition includes reviews, additional letters, and documents on the background to the journey.
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Letters written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark by Mary Wollstonecraft

'If ever there was a book calculated to make a man in love with its author, this appears to me to be the book.' William Godwin, the author's future husband, was not alone in admiring Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, Wollstonecraft's most popular book during her lifetime. Not easy to categorize, it is both an arresting travel book and a moving exploration of her personal and political selves. Wollstonecraft set out for Scandinavia just two weeks after her first suicide attempt, on a mission from the lover whose affections she doubted, to recover his silver on a ship that had gone missing. With her baby daughter and a nursemaid, she travelled across the dramatic landscape and wrote sublime descriptions of the natural world, and the events and people she encountered. What emerges most vividly is Wollstonecraft's courage and ability to look beyond her own suffering to the turmoil around her in revolutionary Europe, and a better future. This edition includes further material on the silver ship, Wollstonecraft's personal letters to Imlay during her trip, an extract from Godwin's memoir, and a selection of contemporary reviews. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Letters written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark Reviews


This collection brings to life a radical writer. * Katie Toms, The Observer *

About Mary Wollstonecraft



Tone Brekke is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo.

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GOR003019836
Letters written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark by Mary Wollstonecraft
Mary Wollstonecraft
Oxford World's Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2009-03-12
240
0199230633
9780199230631
N/A
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