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Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97) was an educational, political and feminist writer who early in her life worked as a companion, teacher and governess. In 1788 she settled in London as a translator and reader for the publisher Joseph Johnson, becoming part of the radical set that included Paine, Blake, Godwin and the painter Fuseli. Her great work, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, was published in 1792. She lived in Paris during the French Revolution and had a child by the American Gilbert Imlay, who deserted her. She returned to London in 1795 and, following her attempted suicide, became involved with... Read More

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Mary; Maria; Matilda
Written by Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley, Edited by Janet Todd, Introduction by Janet Todd
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | May 1993
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043371-5 (0-14-043371-6)

These three works of fiction - two by Mary Wollstonecraft, the radical author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and one by her daughter Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein - are powerfully emotive stories that combine passion with forceful feminist argument. In Mary Wollstonecraft's Mary, the heroine flees her... Read more






A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Written by Mary Wollstonecraft, Introduction by Miriam Brody, Noted by Miriam Brody
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | September 2004
$13.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-144125-2 (0-14-144125-9)

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... Read more






A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Written by Mary Wollstonecraft, Introduction by Katha Pollitt
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2001
$10.95/14.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-75722-8 (0-375-75722-8)

First published in 1792, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman was an instant success, turning its thirty-three-year-old author into a minor celebrity. A pioneering work of early feminism that extends to women the Enlightenment principle of "the rights of man," its argument remains as relevant today as it was for... Read more






A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Written by Mary Wollstonecraft, Introduction by Barbara Taylor
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | June 1992
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-41337-0 (0-679-41337-5)

(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)

The first great manifesto of women’s rights, published in 1792 and an immediate best seller, made its author the toast of radical circles and the target of reactionary ones.

Writing just after the French and American revolutions, Mary Wollstonecraft firmly established the demand for women’s emancipation...

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