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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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Publisher Comments:

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 the call 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.

 

Book News Annotation:

Wollstonecraft grew up in the fields of the countryside rather than in middle-class drawing rooms, supported herself through her pen rather than through a husband, and eventually entered into a marriage that provided complete independence for both parties. This, one of her first published works, was no less scandalous than her life, causing comment even amongst the radicals with whom Wollstonecraft associated. Along with the complete 1792 second edition prepared by Wollstonecraft, scholar Brody supplies a biographical sketch, commentary and notes, and a list of further reading.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) wrote on political and social topics, polemics as well as fiction.

Miriam Brody is a professor in the Writing Program at Ithaca College who has written extensively on Mary Wollstonecraft.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141441252
Editor:
Brody, Miriam
Other:
Wollstonecraft, Mary
Editor:
Brody, Miriam
Author:
Wollstonecraft, Mary
Author:
Brody, Miriam
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
History & Surveys - 19th Century
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.92x5.10x.86 in. .59 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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