A Short Residence in Sweden
AND Memoirs of the Author of 'The Rights of Woman'
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Short Residence in Sweden by Mary Wollstonecraft
Book DescriptionIn these two closely linked works - a travel book and a biography of its author - we witness a moving encounter between two of the most daring and original minds of the late eighteenth century: A Short Residence in Sweden is the record of Wollstonecraft's last journey in search of happiness, into the remote and beautiful backwoods of Scandinavia. The quest for a lost treasure ship, the pain of a wrecked love affair, memories of the French Revolution, and the longing for some Golden Age, all shape this vivid narrative, which Richard Holmes argues is one of the neglected masterpieces of early English Romanticism. Memoirs is Godwin's own account of Wollstonecraft's life, written with passionate intensity a few weeks after her tragic death. Casting aside literary convention, Godwin creates an intimate portrait of his wife, startling in its candour and psychological truth. Received with outrage by friends and critics alike, and virtually suppressed for a century, it can now be recognized as one of the landmarks in the development of modern biography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140432695
(200mm x 130mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Apr-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mary Wollstonecraft
Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Vintage Feminism Short Edition), Paperback (March 2015)
Argues for the education of women and for an increased female contribution to society. This work made the first ripples of what would later become the tidal wave of the women's rights movement. Rationalist but revolutionary, it changed the world for women.
Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Paperback (March 2015)
A treatise of proto-feminism, that was written before the concept of equality between the sexes was even conceived. It argues for the rational education of women and for an increased female contribution to society.
Thoughts on the Education of Daughters, Paperback (April 2013)
First published in 1787, this book provocatively challenged eighteenth-century attitudes towards women, and paved the way for modern feminist thinking.
Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, Paperback (March 2013)» View all books by Mary Wollstonecraft
"The appendices alone provide material for an entire course, linking [the text] to literary, philosophical, sentimental, and feminist concerns. An unparalleled achievement for Wollstonecraft scholarship." -- Mary Favret, Indiana University, Bloomington
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