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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman By Mary Wollstonecraft

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
by Mary Wollstonecraft

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First published in 1792, Wollstonecraft's book attacked the prevailing view of docile, decorative femininity and laid out the principles of emancipation - an equal education for girls and boys, an end to prejudice, and for women to become defined by their profession, not their partner.
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

Writing in an age when the call for the rights of man had brought revolution to America and France, Mary Wollstonecraft produced her own declaration of female independence in 1792. Passionate and forthright, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman attacked the prevailing view of docile, decorative femininity, and instead laid out the principles of emancipation: an equal education for girls and boys, an end to prejudice, and for women to become defined by their profession, not their partner. Mary Wollstonecraft's work was received with a mixture of admiration and outrage - Walpole called her 'a hyena in petticoats' - yet it established her as the mother of modern feminism.

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Reviews


"We hear [Mary Wollstonecraft's] voice and trace her influence even now among the living."

About Mary Wollstonecraft


Mary Wollstonecraft (Author)
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97) was a writer and founding feminist philosopher. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) is her most famous work, but she also wrote novels, treatises and a history of the French Revolution, many of whose events she witnessed first-hand in Paris. She died eleven days after giving birth to her daughter, Mary Shelley.

Miriam Brody (External Editor, Introducer)
Miriam Brody is a professor in the Writing Program at Ithaca College, New York.

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GOR001446965
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
Mary Wollstonecraft
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2004-10-28
352
0141441259
9780141441252
N/A
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