Discover Wollstonecraft’s classic feminist text in an abridged, digestible form.
Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ZOE WILLIAMS
The term feminism did not yet exist when Mary Wollstonecraft wrote this book, but it was the first great piece of feminist writing. In these pages you will find the essence of her argument – for the education of women and for an increased female contribution to society. Her work made the first ripples of what would later become the tidal wave of the women’s rights movement. Rationalist but revolutionary, Wollstonecraft changed the world for women.
“Mary Wollstonecraft's words ring as true today - and are as little heeded by government - as when she wrote them, 200 years ago, in her A Vindication of the Rights of Woman”
“The first pebble in the later avalanche of the women's rights movement”
Melvyn Bragg, Guardian
“The first great piece of feminist writing”
“Changed the world for generations of women to come”
“A book that was bold in its time and is now considered the notable forerunner of the women's movement”
New York Times
“A radical, rationalist and revolutionary, Wollstonecraft combined faith in both reason and emotion in her seminal work, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman”
“Her voice is as fresh and as urgent as ever”
Bee Rowlatt, Telegraph
“A classic of post-revolutionary thought, shaped by the Enlightenment, Wollstonecraft’s Vindication changed life for women the world over”