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Mary Wollstonecraft : a literary life

Author: Caroline Franklin
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Series: Literary lives (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This literary life shows how pioneer feminist Mary Wollstonecraft was nurtured by the intellectual climate of Rational Dissent. Nonconformist circles afforded this autodidact-turned-teacher the opportunity of living solely by the pen and becoming a woman of letters during the revolutionary decade. Though famous for two of the most original political polemics of the Revolutionary Debate, Wollstonecraft was also  Read more...
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Franklin, Caroline.
Mary Wollstonecraft.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
(DLC) 2004044368
Named Person: Mary Wollstonecraft; Mary Wollstonecraft
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Franklin
OCLC Number: 646778011
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 240 pages).
Contents: 'A genius will educate itself': Mary Wollstonecraft as autodidact --
'When the voices of children are heard on the green': Mary Wollstonecraft the author-educator --
'The first of a new genus": proud to be a female journalist --
'An Amazon stept out': Wollstonecraft and the revolution debate --
The true perfection of man': Print, public opinion and the idea of progress --
The commercial traveller, the imagination and the material world --
'We did not marry': the comedy and tragedy of marriage in life and fiction.
Series Title: Literary lives (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Caroline Franklin.
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This study argues that protestant society had traditionally sanctioned women's role in spreading literacy, but this became politicized in the 1790s. Wollstonecraft's literary vocation was shaped by  Read more...

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