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A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN by  MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT - Hardcover - Collector's Edition - 1992 - from Glenn Books (SKU: 014824)

A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN

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A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN

by WOLLSTONECRAFT, MARY

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Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1992. All edges gilt. Covers and spine decorated and lettered in gilt. Sewn-in silk bookmark. "An authoritative Text, Backgrounds, The Wollstonecraft Debate, Criticism" follow the titled work. Edited by Carol H. Poston with an introduction by Ann J. Lane. First published in 1792. The author (1759-1797) was an early English proponent of feminist philosophy. She died 10 days after giving birth to a daughter Mary Shelley. 363pp.. Collector's Edition. Full Crimson Leather. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Small Octav 7 1/2" x 4 3/4".

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Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 - 1797), born near London, supported herself in her early years as a governess and as a school teacher. The political upheaval in France fired her interest, and she watched closely the events of the Revolution. Her first pamphlet, A Vindication of the Rights of Men (meaning all humanity), published in 1790, served as a spirited rebuttal to Edmund Burke's argument, in his newly published Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790). In that work Burke defended the hereditary principle of succession, the alliance between church and state, and rule by men "of permanent property." In 1792, Wollstonecraft published the highly influential A Vindication of the Rights of Women, advocating equality of the sexes. Her other published works include the novel Mary (1788) and Historical and Moral View of the Origin and Progress of the French Revolution (1794). In 1796, she married the English philosopher and dissenting minister William Godwin. Tragically, she died the next year after giving birth to her daughter, Mary Godwin (who would later become the wife of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley).

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bookseller
Glenn Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
014824
Title
A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN
Author
WOLLSTONECRAFT, MARY
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
No Dust Jacket
Edition
Collector's Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Easton Press
Place of Publication
Norwalk, Connecticut
Date Published
1992
Size
Small Octav 7 1/2" x 4 3/4"
Keywords
English Literature, Women's Literature, Fine Binding
Size
Small Octav 7 1/2" x 4 3/4"

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