Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: A Sourcebook / Edition 1

Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: A Sourcebook / Edition 1

by Adriana Craciun
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415227364

ISBN-13: 9780415227360

Pub. Date: 04/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) is the founding text of modern feminism. In this sourcebook, Adriana Craciun provides the ideal starting point for students new to Wollstonecraft's revolutionary work, providing carefully focused introductory materials combined with reprinted and newly annotated source documents.
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Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) is the founding text of modern feminism. In this sourcebook, Adriana Craciun provides the ideal starting point for students new to Wollstonecraft's revolutionary work, providing carefully focused introductory materials combined with reprinted and newly annotated source documents.
Key materials in this sourcebook include:
*letters by Wollstonecraft and important contemporary documents
*nineteenth-century responses to the text
*twentieth-century critical readings
*annotated key passages, cross-referenced to critical texts
*suggestions for further reading.
This is the essential guide to a key literary and political text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415227360
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Series:
Routledge Guides to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Prefacexii
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction1
1Contexts
Contextual Overview7
Chronology12
Contemporary Documents17
Sources of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman17
from Emile, or On Education (1762)17
Letters on Education (1790)22
Letters by Wollstonecraft23
To Catharine Macaulay Graham, 1790, on women23
To Mary Hays, 1792, on publishing24
To Gilbert Imlay, 1794, on imagination25
To Gilbert Imlay, 1795, on sex and sentiment27
To William Godwin, 1796, on her writing28
To Amelia Alderson (Opie), 1797, on marriage29
2Interpretations
Critical History33
Nineteenth-Century Responses39
Romantic-Period Responses and Reviews39
Review of Rights of Woman in Monthly Review (1792)39
A Vindication of the Rights of Brutes (1792)40
"The Rights of Woman" (comp. c.1792, pub. 1825)41
Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1798)42
The Unsex'd Females (1798)44
Review of Godwin's Memoirs, Anti-Jacobin Review (1798)46
A Letter to the Women of England on the Injustice of Mental Subordination (1799)47
Letters from the Mountains (1807)48
"Memoirs of Mary Wollstonecraft" (1800)49
"Mary" (1801-5)50
A Defence of the Character and Conduct of the Late Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (1803)52
"Mary Wollstonecraft," The Sexagenarian (1818)53
Victorian and Early Twentieth-Century Responses54
"Fragment of an 'Essay on Woman'" (c.1821)54
"Mary Wollstonecraft," The English Republic (1854)55
Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (1877)56
"Mary Wollstonecraft," New Quarterly Magazine (1878)57
"Introduction to the New Edition" of Rights of Woman (1890)58
"Mary Wollstonecraft: Her Tragic Life and Her Passionate Struggle for Freedom" (1911)59
"Mary Wollstonecraft," The Second Common Reader (1932)60
Twentieth-Century Responses62
Wollstonecraft's Political and Social Arguments62
Wollstonecraft's Dilemma: Equality vs. Difference62
Wollstonecraft and Liberal Individualism63
Wollstonecraft and Separate-Spheres Ideology65
Wollstonecraft and Sensibility67
Wollstonecraft and Slavery69
Wollstonecraft and Religion71
Wollstonecraft and Nationalism73
Wollstonecraft on the Body and Sexuality75
Wollstonecraft and Self-Control75
Wollstonecraft and Sexuality76
Wollstonecraft and (Anti)Commercialism77
Wollstonecraft and Sexual Distinction79
Wollstonecraft and Physical Abuse80
Wollstonecraft and Physical Strength82
Wollstonecraft and Literary Traditions84
Wollstonecraft's Early Reception84
Wollstonecraft as Literary Critic86
Wollstonecraft's Discourse88
Wollstonecraft and Imagination90
3Key Passages
Introduction95
Key Passages of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman101
Hints161
4Further Reading
Recommended Editions of Wollstonecraft167
Recommended Book-Length Studies of Wollstonecraft168
Further Reading169
Index173

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