The Vindications: The Rights of Men and The Rights of Woman

The Vindications: The Rights of Men and The Rights of Woman

by Mary Wollstonecraft (Author), D.L. Macdonald (Editor), Kathleen Scherf (Editor)
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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.

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Publication date
March 31, 2014
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Page count
489
ISBN
9781770484672
Paper ISBN
9781551110882
File size
14 MB