Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft was an eighteenth century British writer, philosopher, and feminist. Among the general public and specifically among feminists, Wollstonecraft's life has received much more attention than her writing because of her unconventional, and often tumultuous, personal relationships. After two ill-fated affairs, with Henry Fuseli and Gilbert Imlay, Wollstonecraft married the philosopher William Godwin, one of the forefathers of the anarchist movement; they had one daughter, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. Wollstonecraft died at the age of thirty-eight due to complications from childbirth, leaving behind several unfinished manuscripts.During her brief career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution, a conduct book, and a children's book. Wollstonecraft is best known for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), in which she argues that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education. She suggests that both men and women should be treated as rational beings and imagines a social order founded on reason.After Wollstonecraft's death, Godwin published a Memoir (1798) of her life, revealing her unorthodox lifestyle, which inadvertently destroyed her reputation for a century. However, with the emergence of the feminist movement at the turn of the twentieth century, Wollstonecraft's advocacy of women's equality and critiques of conventional femininity became increasingly important. Today Wollstonecraft is regarded as one of the founding feminist philosophers, and feminists often cite both her life and work as important influences.Information courtesy of Wikipedia.org
Mary Wollstonecraft
A Vin­di­ca­tion of the Rights of Woman
Mary Wollstonecraft
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
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Mary Wollstonecraft
Maria, or the Wrongs of Woman
Mary Wollstonecraft
Maria, or the Wrongs of Woman
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Letters on Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, Mary Wollstonecraft
Mary Wollstonecraft
Letters on Sweden, Norway, and Denmark
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Mary Wollstonecraft
Mary / A Fic­tion
Mary Wollstonecraft
Mary / A Fiction
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10 Classic Feminist Works You Should Read (Golden Deer Classics), Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Edith Wharton, George Gissing, Golden Deer Classics, Kate Chopin, Louisa May Alcott, Mary Wollstonecraft, Roquia Sakhawat Hussain
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Edith Wharton, George Gissing, Golden Deer Classics, Kate Chopin, Louisa May Alcott, Mary Wollstonecraft, Roquia Sakhawat Hussain
10 Classic Feminist Works You Should Read (Golden Deer Classics)
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Posthu­mous Works / of the Au­thor of A Vin­di­ca­tion of the Rights of Woman
Original Stories from Real Life, Mary Wollstonecraft
The Love Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft to Gilbert Imlay, Mary Wollstonecraft
Posthumous Works, Mary Wollstonecraft
Mary Wollstonecraft
Posthumous Works
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Delphi Complete Works of Mary Wollstonecraft (Illustrated), Mary Wollstonecraft
A Vindication of the Rights of Men, Mary Wollstonecraft
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft
Thoughts on the Education of Daughters, Mary Wollstonecraft
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