A Vindication of the Rights of Men; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; An Historical and Moral View of the French Revolution

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019955546X

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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This volume brings together the major political writings of Mary Wollstonecraft in the order in which they appeared in the revolutionary 1790s. It traces her passionate and indignant response to the excitement of the early days of the French Revolution and then her uneasiness at its later bloody phase. It reveals her developing understanding of women's involvement in the political and social life of the nation and her growing awareness of the relationship between politics and economics and between political institutions and the individual. In personal terms, the works show her struggling with a belief in the perfectibility of human nature through rational education, a doctrine that became weaker under the onslaught of her own miserable experience and the revolutionary massacres. Janet Todd's introduction illuminates the progress of Wollstonecraft's thought, showing that a reading of all three works allows her to emerge as a more substantial political writer than a study of The Rights of Woman alone can reveal. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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A Vindication of the Rights of Men

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849649741

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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In 1790 came that "extraordinary outburst of passionate intelligence," Mary Wollstonecraft's reply to Edmund Burke's attack on the principles of the French Revolution entitled a "Vindication of the Rights of Men." In this pamphlet she held up to scorn Burke's defence of monarch and nobility, his merciless sentimentality. "It is one of the most dashing political polemics in the language," Mr. Taylor writes enthusiastically, "and has not had the attention it deserves. . . . For sheer virility and grip of her verbal instruments it is probably the finest of her works. Some of her sentences have the quality of a sword-edge, and they flash with the rapidity of a practised duellist. It was written at a white heat of indignation; yet it is altogether typical of the writer that, in the midst of the work, quite suddenly, she had one of her fits of callousness and morbid temper, and declared she would not go on. With great skill Johnson persuaded her to take it up again; and with equal suddenness her eagerness returned, and the book was finished and published before any one else could answer Burke."
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Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Men and a Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Hints

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316583600

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 1955

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Mary Wollstonecraft, often described as the first major feminist, is remembered principally as the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), and there has been a tendency to view her most famous work in isolation. Yet Wollstonecraft's pronouncements about women grew out of her reflections about men, and her views on the female sex constituted an integral part of a wider moral and political critique of her times which she first fully formulated in A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790). Written as a reply to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), this is an important text in its own right as well as a necessary tool for understanding Wollstonecraft's later work. This edition brings the two texts together and also includes Hints, the notes which Wollstonecraft made towards a second, never completed, volume of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
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Vindication of the Rights of Woman

With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775418049

Category: Philosophy

Page: 353

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Mary Wollstonecraft wrote Vindication of the Rights of Woman in response to public debate and discussion about the education of women. She argues that women should be educated according to their station, and that they could be more than mere wives to their husbands and educators to their children. The text is one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy.
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Abridged with Related Texts

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft,Philip Barnard,Stephen Shapiro

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603849386

Category: History

Page: 168

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This edition features a shrewd, annotated abridgment of Mary Wollstonecrafts A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) accompanied by an array of texts that help situate the Vindication in its political, historical, and intellectual contexts. Included are key selections from Wollstonecrafts other writings; from closely related works by Burke, Paine, Godwin, Rousseau, Macaulay, Talleyrand, and Brockden Brown; and from the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen and de Gouges Declaration of the Rights of Woman and Female Citizen (1791).
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Vindication of the Rights of Women

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291458891

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Written during a time of great political turmoil, social anxiety, and against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Wollstonecraft's argument continues to challenge and inspire. One of the earliest contributions to feminist philosophy, Wollstonecraft's powerful treatise on the value of women in society tackles many of the patriarchal attitudes prevalent in the eighteenth century. In addition to championing the notion that women enjoy all the same fundamental rights as men, Wollstonecraft argues that men benefit from treating their wives as companions rather than commodities. Touching upon many themes in women's education, A Vindications of the Rights of Woman remains a bold and powerful read.
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Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

A Sourcebook

Author: Adriana Craciun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317797787

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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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.
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The Feminist Papers

A Vindication of the Rights of Women

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781423650973

Category: Feminism

Page: 304

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By the matriarch of feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women tackles womens-rights-as-human-rights decades before the women's suffrage movement began. In what is widely considered the very first feminist manifesto, Wollstonecraft argues on behalf of women's natural intellect and character--considered radical at the time, her writing has paved the way of progress for generations to come.
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