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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Dover Thrift Editions)

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In an era of revolutions demanding greater liberties for mankind, Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was an ardent feminist who spoke eloquently for countless women of her time.

Having witnessed firsthand the devastating results of male improvidence, she assumed an independent role early in life, educating herself and eventually earning a living as a governess, teacher and writer. She was also an esteemed member of the radical intellectual circle that included William Godwin (father of her daughter, novelist Mary Godwin Shelley, and later her husband), Thomas Paine, William Blake, Henry Fuseli and others.

First published in 1792, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman created a scandal in its day, largely, perhaps, because of the unconventional lifestyle of its creator. Today, it is considered the first great manifesto of womens rights, arguing passionately for the education of women: "Tyrants and sensualists are in the right when they endeavor to keep women in the dark, because the former want only slaves, and the later a plaything."

No narrow-minded zealot, Wollstonecraft balanced passionate advocacy with a sympathetic warmth — a characteristic that helped her ideas achieve widespread influence. Anyone interested in the history of the womens rights movement will welcome this inexpensive edition of one of the landmark documents in the struggle for human dignity, freedom and equality.

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The first great manifesto of women’s rights which argued for the education of women, by influential feminist.

Synopsis:

In an era of revolutions demanding greater liberties for mankind, Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was an ardent feminist who spoke eloquently for countless women of her time.

Synopsis:

Considered a heroine of feminism, Wollstonecraft argues that women, rather than cultivating power from sexual allure, should be honest, intelligent, and independent. Her views about how women's innate worth is denigrated by improper definitions of the feminine in novels, advice literature, and in educational systems has inspired women for over two centuries.

Synopsis:

The first great manifesto of women's rights which argued for the education of women, by influential feminist.<BR>

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486290362
Author:
Wollstonecraft, Mary
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Women's rights
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women's rights -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
87-495-F
Publication Date:
19960731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.38 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by , The first great manifesto of women’s rights which argued for the education of women, by influential feminist.
"Synopsis" by ,
In an era of revolutions demanding greater liberties for mankind, Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was an ardent feminist who spoke eloquently for countless women of her time.

"Synopsis" by ,
Considered a heroine of feminism, Wollstonecraft argues that women, rather than cultivating power from sexual allure, should be honest, intelligent, and independent. Her views about how women's innate worth is denigrated by improper definitions of the feminine in novels, advice literature, and in educational systems has inspired women for over two centuries.
"Synopsis" by , The first great manifesto of women's rights which argued for the education of women, by influential feminist.<BR>
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