A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Penguin Classics) Paperback – 28 Oct 2004
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"She is alive and active--we hear her voice and trace her influence even now."
"We hear [Mary Wollstonecraft's] voice and trace her influence even now among the living."
In this passionate reaction to Rousseau's pedagogical work Emile (1762) Wollstonecraft powerfully defends woman's ability to reason, given appropriate education. Her radical prescription was for girls to be educated alongside boys and to the same standard. Originally published in 1792, this is a foundational work of feminist political thought. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Her ideas for education would seem to have been largely taken up; the various education acts have seen to that.
The book as a whole is not terribly well structured and some of her sentences have a strange structure (even allowing for the Georgian period English), so you may find you have to read some sentences over again to grasp her meaning.
Jane Austen may have read this book, because contained therein are those immortal words "a good reputation once lost is lost for ever", as in Pride and prejudice. Serious students of Jane Austen need to read this book in conjunction with Fordyce's Sermons to Young Women to gain a full appreciation of the attitudes of the time.
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Wish I had bought this copy before struggling through the (free) Gutenberg edition - alas, I am a student and considered 49p to be 49 pence too many! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dan Baldry
Wollstonecraft’s work is widely regarded as one of the cornerstones in the genesis of feminism. But why, exactly?
Well, firstly, it is an argument. Read more
I would highly recommend this book as it makes a nice short read, it is however a difficult read as it is written in old English but don't let this put you off. Read morePublished on 16 May 2014 by Scott Taylor
Some may claim sexism is dead and buried in the 21st century. Those people would be fools. Whilst gains have been made, Wollstoencraft's ideals are as relevant today than they were... Read morePublished on 8 May 2014 by Jamie Grant
I love this book and not just because Mary Wolstencraft wrote it, but it shows the world that women are incapable of being honest when given the freedom to think for self. Read morePublished on 1 April 2013 by movamental
Perfect item, thououghly matching description. No delays in arriving date. Absolutely nothing to complain about. Satisfied both of article and of service.Published on 13 Feb. 2013 by Gilda Sancarlo
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