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Mary Wollstonecraft and the feminist imagination

Author: Barbara Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 56.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the two centuries since Mary Wollstonecraft published A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), she has become an icon of modern feminism: a stature that has paradoxically obscured her real historic significance. In the most in-depth study to date of Wollstonecraft's thought, Barbara Taylor develops an alternative reading of her as a writer steeped in the utopianism of Britain's radical Enlightenment.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Mary Wollstonecraft; Mary Wollstonecraft; Mary Wollstonecraft; Mary Wollstonecraft; Mary Wollstonecraft; Mary Wollstonecraft; Mary Wollstonecraft; Mary Wollstonecraft
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Taylor
ISBN: 0521661447 9780521661447 0521004179 9780521004176
OCLC Number: 51271757
Description: xvi, 331 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The female philosopher --
2. The chimera of womanhood --
3. For the love of God --
4. Wollstonecraft and British radicalism --
5. Perfecting civilisation --
6. Gallic philosophesses --
7. Woman versus the polity --
8. The female citizen --
9. Jemima and the beginnings of modern feminism --
Epilogue : the fantasy of Mary Wollstonecraft.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 56.
Responsibility: Barbara Taylor.
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Drawing on all of Wollstonecraft's works, this 2003 book provides a compelling portrait of this profoundly influential thinker.  Read more...

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