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: 0521436338
Release Date: 1995-07-06
Genre: History

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.

The Vindications The Rights of Men and The Rights of Woman

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551110882
Release Date: 1997-06-16
Genre: History

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.

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: 9780199555468
Release Date: 2008-12-11
Genre: Literary Collections

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.

Called to Civil Existence

Author: Enit Karafili Steiner
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789401210386
Release Date: 2014-01-05
Genre: History

Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), a continuation of her earlier Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790), was the first feminist treatise to emerge within a broader context of liberationist human rights theory. Rights of Woman remains, however, relevant and instructive. The essays included here show that Wollstonecraft’s legacy is still with us today as the balancing act between a society where sexual distinction translates into gender prejudice and a utopian order where sexual difference ceases to be a structuring element of social, economic and political bias. Engaging Wollstonecraft's famous argument from a variety of critical perspectives, a range of contemporary scholars offer new trajectories in this volume for the study of Wollstonecraft's historic work and its relevance to our time.

Political Writings

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Publishers
ISBN: STANFORD:36105005107581
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: France

Mary Wollstonecraft is generally recognized as one of the most influential figures in the early feminist movement. This volume contains two of her political writings, A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790) and A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). Her reputation as a political writer was established by the publication of A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790), which was a response to Edmund Burke's conservative Reflections on the Revolution in France. The second book in this collection has interested feminists and historians of women's literature as the first sustained argument for female emancipation based on a cogent ethical system.

Language and Revolution in Burke Wollstonecraft Paine and Godwin

Author: Jane Hodson
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0754654036
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: History

Jane Hodson's book explores the relationship between political persuasion, literary style, and linguistic theory in four key texts on the French Revolution by Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Paine, and William Godwin. Situating these texts in the context of more than 50 contemporaneous books on language, as well as pamphlets, novels, and letters, Hodson challenges the notion that the Revolution debate was a straightforward conflict between radical and conservative linguistic practices.

Thoughts on the Education of Daughters

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
ISBN: OXFORD:400315456
Release Date: 1787
Genre: Women

Wollstonecraft decries the poor education society allows women and makes a strong plea for education for women in domestic and academic areas.

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Vintage Feminism Short Edition

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473521926
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Genre: Philosophy

Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ZOE WILLIAMS The term feminism did not yet exist when Mary Wollstonecraft wrote this book, but it was the first great piece of feminist writing. In these pages you will find the essence of her argument – for the education of women and for an increased female contribution to society. Her work made the first ripples of what would later become the tidal wave of the women’s rights movement. Rationalist but revolutionary, Wollstonecraft changed the world for women.

The Burke Wollstonecraft Debate

Author: Daniel I. O'Neill
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271047522
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Many modern conservatives and feminists trace the roots of their ideologies, respectively, to Edmund Burke (1729-1797) and Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797). Here, according to the author Burke is misconstrued if viewed as mainly providing a warning about the dangers of attempting to turn utopian visions into political reality.

Natural Rights and the Birth of Romanticism in the 1790s

Author: R. White
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230506145
Release Date: 2005-11-22
Genre: Literary Criticism

Following the American War of Independence and the French Revolution, ideas of the 'Natural Rights of Man' (later distinguished into particular issues like rights of association, rights of women, slaves, children and animals) were publicly debated in England. Literary figures like Wollstonecraft, Godwin, Thelwall, Blake and Wordsworth reflected these struggles in their poetry and fiction. With the seminal influences of John Locke and Rousseau, these and many other writers laid for high Romantic Literature foundations that were not so much aesthetic as moral and political. This new study by R.S. White provides a reinterpretation of the Enlightenment as it is currently understood.