The Vindications: The Rights of Men and The Rights of Woman / Edition 1

The Vindications: The Rights of Men and The Rights of Woman / Edition 1

by Mary Wollstonecraft
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1551110881

ISBN-13: 9781551110882

Pub. Date: 06/16/1997

Publisher: Broadview Press

The works of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) ranged from the early Thoughts on the Education of Daughters to The Female Reader, a selection of texts for girls, and included two novels. But her reputation is founded on A Vindication of the Rights of Woman of 1792. This treatise is the first great document of feminism—and is now

Overview

The works of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) ranged from the early Thoughts on the Education of Daughters to The Female Reader, a selection of texts for girls, and included two novels. But her reputation is founded on A Vindication of the Rights of Woman of 1792. This treatise is the first great document of feminism—and is now accepted as a core text in western tradition.

It is not widely known that the germ of Wollstonecraft’s great work came out of an earlier and much shorter vindication—A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790), written in the context of the issues raised by the French Revolution. This edition, which follows the model of other Broadview Editions in including a range of materials that help the reader to see the work in the context of its era out of which it emerged, is arranged chronologically, opening with Wollstonecraft’s “other vindication.” It also includes a wide range of other documents in appendices, as well as a comprehensive and authoritative introduction, chronology, and full index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551110882
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
06/16/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

  1. The Writing of the Vindications
  2. A Reading of the Vindications
  3. A Note on the Texts

Mary Wollstonecraft: A Brief Chronology

A Vindication of the Rights of Men

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Appendix A: The Revolutionary Moment

  1. The Life of Olaudah Equiano
  2. Declaration Of The Rights Of Men and Of Citizens
  3. Price, A Discourse on the Love of our Country
  4. Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France
  5. Gouges, The Rights of Woman

Appendix B: The Education Debate

  1. Talleyrand, Rapport sur l’instruction publique
  2. Macaulay, Letters on Education

Appendix C: Hints. [Chiefly designed to have been incorporated in the Second Part of the Vindication of the Rights of Woman.]

Appendix D: Contemporary Reviews

Works Cited/Recommended Reading

Index

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