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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)
     

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Mary Wollstonecraft
 

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) is a work of crucial importance in intellectual history. Considered by most as Western feminism's central heroine, Wollstonecraft argues that women must be educated to develop their reason in order

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) is a work of crucial importance in intellectual history. Considered by most as Western feminism's central heroine, Wollstonecraft argues that women must be educated to develop their reason in order to throw off the frivolous, debilitating role of man's plaything. Rather than cultivating power from sexual allure, women should be honest, intelligent, and independent. Her concern about how women's innate worth is denigrated by improper definitions of the feminine in novels, in advice literature, and in educational systems has inspired women for over two centuries to contemplate the connections between power and femininity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411467422
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
672 KB

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As a young woman Mary Wollstonecraft worked in most of the few acceptable occupations for genteel women: lady's companion, governess, seamstress, and schoolteacher. Unsatisfied by these conventional positions, Wollstonecraft carved out a career as a female polemicist, publishing in a wide range of genres: articles, reviews, novels, children's stories, educational tracts, histories, travel writing, and textbooks.

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Penguin Great Ideas) 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
yukiji More than 1 year ago
The style is less than captivating, and the frame of reference is a little outdated. Some of the things she advocated for we now take for granted but not all. The author's ideas are still relevant. She spends alot of time talking about the education of women ( we are not just talking about going to school here) and about the concepts of independence, being respected, etc. Some of the things she wrote over 200 years ago could still be considered visionary. Definitely worth reading.
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Wollstonecraft presents a brilliant philosophy in all of her work, written in beautiful prose that it pleasing to the eye and engaging for the mind.
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