Mary Wollstonecraft: A Revolutionary Life

Mary Wollstonecraft: A Revolutionary Life

by Janet Todd
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231121849

ISBN-13: 9780231121842

Pub. Date: 08/08/2000

Publisher: Columbia University Press

With Mary Wollstonecraft and her A Vindication of the Rights of Women, published in 1792, a modern female consciousness came clearly into being, one that tied the mind to the body. This beautifully written biography, the first new study of Mary Wollstonecraft in thirty years, argues that it is her life and letters that are her most lasting legacy.Her story

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With Mary Wollstonecraft and her A Vindication of the Rights of Women, published in 1792, a modern female consciousness came clearly into being, one that tied the mind to the body. This beautifully written biography, the first new study of Mary Wollstonecraft in thirty years, argues that it is her life and letters that are her most lasting legacy.Her story reads like a novel -extraordinarily scandalous in conventional terms (a close involvement with a woman, two male lovers, an illegitimate child, and a habit of initiating amorous relationships), yet in her own terms always principled and highly moral. She strove to reconcile integrity and sexual desire, the duties and needs of a woman, motherhood and intellectual life, domesticity and fame.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231121842
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/08/2000
Pages:
538
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.51(h) x 1.95(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsvii
Prefaceix
List of principal charactersxiii
PART I1
PART II121
PART III203
PART IV365
Notes459
Bibliography497
Index507

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