Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark Paperback – 10 Aug 2004
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This collection brings to life a radical writer. (Katie Toms, The Observer) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
These twenty-five letters, published in 1796, describe Mary Wollstonecraft's audacious trip to Scandinavia to retrieve a stolen ship for her lover Imlay. More than just a travelogue, they provide fascinating insights into the radical philosophy of this influential thinker, and the inner turmoil she was experiencing at the time. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Where Wollstonecraft's radicalism comes through most strongly is in her contrast of Norway and Sweden. She wishes to show that Norway is more advanced and sophisticated due to the political freedoms enjoyed by its populace, their relative economic independence and self-determination having served to elevate their minds.Read more ›
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