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Vindication of the Rights of Women (Everyman's Library (Paper))

Vindication of the Rights of Women (Everyman's Library (Paper))

Vindication of the Rights of Women (Everyman's Library (Paper))
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Vindication of the Rights of Women (Everyman's Library (Paper))

by Mary Wollstonecraft

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Orion Publishing Group, Ltd.. Used - Good. Good condition. A copy that has been read but remains intact. May contain markings such as bookplates, stamps, limited notes and highlighting, or a few light stains. Bundled media such as CDs, DVDs, floppy disks or access codes may not be included.

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Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 - 1797), born near London, supported herself in her early years as a governess and as a school teacher. The political upheaval in France fired her interest, and she watched closely the events of the Revolution. Her first pamphlet, A Vindication of the Rights of Men (meaning all humanity), published in 1790, served as a spirited rebuttal to Edmund Burke's argument, in his newly published Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790). In that work Burke defended the hereditary principle of succession, the alliance between church and state, and rule by men "of permanent property." In 1792, Wollstonecraft published the highly influential A Vindication of the Rights of Women, advocating equality of the sexes. Her other published works include the novel Mary (1788) and Historical and Moral View of the Origin and Progress of the French Revolution (1794). In 1796, she married the English philosopher and dissenting minister William Godwin. Tragically, she died the next year after giving birth to her daughter, Mary Godwin (who would later become the wife of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley).

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Title
Vindication of the Rights of Women (Everyman's Library (Paper))
Author
Mary Wollstonecraft
Book Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0460876155
ISBN 13
9780460876155
Publisher
Orion Publishing Group, Ltd.
Place of Publication
North Clarendon, Vermont, U.s.a.
This edition first published
1995-09

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