Wollstonecraft argues that women's education ought to match their position in society. She maintains that women are deserving of the same fundamental rights as men, and that treating them as property of men undermines the moral foundation of society.
This was Mary Wollstonecraft's most popular book during her lifetime. Difficult to categorise, it is both an arresting travel book and a moving exploration of her personal and political selves.
Mary Wollstonecraft was one of the most distinctive letter writers of the eighteenth century. She talked and thought on paper, and her letters were a large part of the drama of her life.
Charlotte Gordon seamlessly weaves the lives of Mary Wollstonecraft, and her daughter Mary Shelley together, taking readers on a vivid journey across Revolutionary France and Victorian England, from the Italian seaports to the highlands of Scotland.
Lyndall Gordon proposes that at each stage of a passionate and courageous life - as teacher, writer, lover, and traveller - Mary Wollstonecraft was an original.
Witty, courageous, and unconventional, Mary Wollstonecraft was one of the most controversial figures of her day. This haunting biography achieved wide critical acclaim and was the Winner of the Whitbread First Book Prize in 1974.
This is the story of a young English biographer travelling alone through Europe in search of the Romantic writers of the past.
A star-studded roster of iconic women write powerfully about what it means to be a feminist yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
In the 1790s, British radicals dreamed of founding new political worlds. Utopian projects from optimists sought to reform sex, education, commerce, politics and medicine by revolutionising attitudes to emotions and desires.
Edmund Burke’s book is a slashing attack on the French Revolution. One month after Burke’s book was published, Wollstonecraft had written her reply in ‘A vindication on the rights of men’ - her first foray into political writing.
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