A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: Vintage Feminism Short Edition (Paperback)

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By Mary Wollstonecraft, Zoe Williams (Introduction by)
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First published in 1792, this book was written in a spirit of outrage and enthusiasm. In an age of ferment, following the American and French revolutions, Mary Wollstonecraft took prevailing egalitarian principles and dared to apply them to women.

About the Author

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT was born in 1759 in Spitalfields, London. After an unsettled childhood, she opened a school following which, her first work, "Thoughts on the Education of Daughters," was published in 1787. After a stint as governess in Ireland, she continued to write and published several other works including "Mary" (1788), "A Vindication of the Rights of Men" (1790) and her most famous, "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" (1792). That year she travelled to Paris where she met Gilbert Imlay, by whom she had a daughter, Fanny. Her travels around Scandinavia with her baby daughter in 1795, inspired her travel book "Letters Written during a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark," but on returning to London Imlay's neglect drove her to two suicide attempts. In 1797 she married William Godwin, and had a daughter, the future Mary Shelley. Wollstonecraft died of septicaemia shortly after the birth.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781784870393
ISBN-10: 1784870390
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication Date: March 5th, 2015
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Vintage Classics