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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Mary Wollstonecraft Miriam Brody

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Vintage
28 April 2020
Literary essays; Feminism & feminist theory; Civil rights & citizenship
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 for women to become defined by their profession, not their partner. Mary Wollstonecraft's work was received with a mixture of admiration and outrage - one critic called her 'a hyena in petticoats' - yet it established her as the mother of modern feminism.
By:   Mary Wollstonecraft
Introduction by:   Miriam Brody
Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 174mm,  Width: 113mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   433g
ISBN:   9780241382622
ISBN 10:   0241382629
Series:   Penguin Pocket Hardbacks
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   28 April 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97) was a writer and founding feminist philosopher. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) is her most famous work, but she also wrote novels, treatises and a history of the French Revolution, many of whose events she witnessed first-hand in Paris. She died eleven days after giving birth to her daughter, Mary Shelley. Miriam Brody is a professor in the Writing Program at Ithaca College, New York.

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