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About the book
  • Published: 15 June 2001
  • ISBN: 9780375757228
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $17.99
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Mod Lib Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman


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  • Pub date: 15 June 2001
  • ISBN: 9780375757228
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft was born in 1759 in Spitalfields, London. After an unsettled childhood, she opened a school following which, her first work, Thoughts on the Education of Daughters, was published in 1787. After a stint as governess in Ireland, she continued to write and published several other works including Mary (1788), A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790) and her most famous, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). That year she travelled to Paris where she met Gilbert Imlay, by whom she had a daughter, Fanny. Her travels around Scandinavia with her baby daughter in 1795, inspired her travel book Letters Written during a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, but on returning to London Imlay’s neglect drove her to two suicide attempts. In 1797 she married William Godwin, and had a daughter, the future Mary Shelley. Wollstonecraft died of septicaemia shortly after the birth.

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