A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
An Authoritative Text Backgrounds and Contexts Criticism 3rd Revised edition
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Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
Book DescriptionWritten during a time of great political turmoil, social anxiety, and against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Wollstonecraft's argument continues to challenge and inspire. This revised and expanded Third Edition is again based on the 1792 second-edition text and is accompanied by revised and expanded explanatory annotations. "Backgrounds and Contexts" is also significantly expanded and contains twenty-four works organized thematically into these groupings: "Legacies of English Radicalism," "Education," "Wollstonecraft's Revolutionary Moment," and "The Wollstonecraft Debate." Opinions on a variety of reforms that may be compared and contrasted with Wollstonecraft's include those by John Milton, John Locke, Mary Astell, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Hannah More, Richard Price, Edmund Burke, Maria Edgeworth, and William Godwin, among others. "Criticism" includes six seminal essays on A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Elissa S. Guralnick, Mitzi Myers, Cora Kaplan, Mary Poovey, Claudia L. Johnson, and Barbara Taylor. A Chronology of Wollstonecraft's life and work and a Selected Bibliography are also included.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393929744
(213mm x 132mm x 22mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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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Author Biography - Mary Wollstonecraft
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) first achieved fame for her A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), in which she extended the radical idea of the "rights of man" to women and laid the groundwork for modern feminism. Deidre Shauna Lynch is Chancellor Jackman Professor and Associate Professor of English at the University of Toronto. She is the author of The Economy of Character, which was awarded the MLA's Prize for a First Book, and editor of Janeites: Austen's Disciples and Devotees and, with William B. Warner, Cultural Institutions of the Novel. She is also an editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Humanities Center and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, of the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and of the Northeast Association of Graduate Schools' Graduate Faculty Teaching Award.
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