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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411467422
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 656 KB

Meet the Author



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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    One of my favorite feminists.

    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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    Posted January 12, 2013

    You go girls!

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  • Posted May 11, 2010

    Worth Reading

    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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