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A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke: Occasioned by His Reflections on the Revolution in France (Cambridge Library Collection - Women's Writing)

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Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 1797) published A Vindication of the Rights of Men anonymously in 1790. The pamphlet sold out within three weeks to great acclaim, though later editions published under her own name met with notable opprobrium. It was the first of many printed responses to Edmund Burke's conservative attacks on the French Revolution, and it marked Wollstonecraft's entry into the intellectual arena of the late eighteenth century. She attacked hereditary privilege and political conservatism, arguing for codified civil rights and political liberty. She also highlighted Burke's gendered language and criticised his silence on the plight of women. Wollstonecraft has inspired reverence and revulsion alike, for both her work and her lifestyle. Her prescience and nonconformity, however, have secured her position in the canon of distinguished eighteenth-century political thinkers. For more information on this author, see http: //orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=wollma

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Mary Wollstonecraft's 1790 critique of Burkean conservatism established her as a public intellectual and remains a masterpiece of radical polemic.

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ISBN:
9781108018845
Author:
Wollstonecraft, Mary
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Women's Writing
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
5.50x8.50x.37 in. .46 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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