The Victim of Prejudice, second edition / Edition 2

The Victim of Prejudice, second edition / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
1551112175
ISBN-13:
9781551112176
Pub. Date:
10/09/1998
Publisher:
Broadview Press
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Overview

The Victim of Prejudice, second edition / Edition 2

Mary Hays was an outspoken Radical intellectual in the turbulent decade of the 1790’s. She argued vehemently for the need to recognise the moral and rational qualities of women, the necessity of a better system of education for girls, and the importance of giving women without fortunes a career without ‘servitude in prostitution.’

The Victim of Prejudice—Hays’ second novel, first published in 1799—is a powerful indictment of man-made institutions such as the courts and legislative systems which favour persons of wealth and rank. In the novel the metaphor of women’s confinement becomes real as the heroine’s worst nightmares, her horrors and sense of helplessness become a physical reality.

The Victim of Prejudice is of great interest for its strong feminist content, and it is both powerful and moving as a literary work; this edition makes this important late eighteenth-century text again available to a wide readership.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551112176
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 10/09/1998
Series: Literary Texts Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Note to the Second Edition
Introduction
A Note on the Text
Mary Hays: A Brief Chronology

The Victim of Prejudice

Appendix A: Debates about Frailty, Chastity, and the Dangers of Seduction

  1. Edward Moore, Fables for the Female Sex
  2. Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
  3. Advice to Unmarried Women: To Recover and Reclaim the Fallen
  4. [Mary Hays], Appeal to the Men of Great Britain in Behalf of Women

Appendix B: On Female Education, Abilities, and Rights

  1. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Émile
  2. Mary Hays, Letters and Essays, Moral and Miscellaneous
  3. [Mary Hays], Appeal to the Men of Great Britain in Behalf of Women
  4. M.H. [Mary Hays], “Improvements Suggested in Female Education”

Appendix C: On Novels and Romances

  1. Mary Hays, Letters and Essays, Moral and Miscellaneous
  2. M.H. [Mary Hays] “On Novel Writing”

Appendix D: Contemporary Reviews

  1. The Analytical Review
  2. The Critical Review
  3. The Anti-Jacobin Review and Magazine

Select Bibliography

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