Mary Wollstonecraft ( /ˈwʊlstən.krɑːft/; 27 April 1759 – 10 September 1797) was an eighteenth-century British writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. During her brief career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution, a conduct book, and a children's book. Wollstonecraft is best known for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), in which she argues that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education. She suggests that both men and women should be treated as rational beings and imagines a social order founded on reason.
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... Mary Shelley was born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin in Somers Town, London, in 1797 ... She was the second child of the feminist philosopher, educator, and writer Mary Wollstonecraft, and the first child of the philosopher, novelist, and ... Wollstonecraft died of puerperal fever ten days after Mary was born ...
... (1759–1797) Wollstonecraft had a short lived, but important writing career ... It lasted only nine years, but covered a wide span of genres and topics ...
... Wollstonecraft's Letters Written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark is a deeply personal travel narrative ... Using the rhetoric of the sublime, Wollstonecraft explores the relationship between the self and society ... While Rousseau ultimately rejects society, however, Wollstonecraft celebrates domestic scenes and industrial progress in her text ...
... left her and fell in love with and eventually married Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (the future Mary Shelley) ... a year before Peacock began Nightmare Abbey, Harriet committed suicide and Shelley married Mary ... It is often said that she is based upon Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin ...
... Percy Bysshe Shelley and his contemporaries, including his second wife, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, her parents, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, her stepsister Claire Clairmont ... Because of its extensive Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley holdings, materials concerning women have always formed an important component of the Pforzheimer Collection ...
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“It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are, in some degree, independent of men ... Whilst they are absolutely dependent on their husbands they will be cunning, mean, and selfish, and the men who can be gratified by the fawning fondness of spaniel-like affection, have not much delicacy, for love is not to be bought, in any sense of the words, its silken wings are instantly shrivelled up when any thing beside a return in kind is sought.”
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