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Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism)

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A scholarly revaluation of Wollstonecraft as a writer steeped in the utopianism of Britain's radical Enlightenment.

Wraps have very slight shelfwear, price sticker mark to back. Spine uncreased. Internally unmarked. xvi, 331 pp; b&w illus.

Mary Wollstonecraft has become an icon of modern feminism: a stature that has paradoxically obscured her real historic significance. Drawing on all Wollstonecraft's works, and locating them in a detailed account of her intellectual world and troubled personal history, this 2003 book provides a compelling portrait of this profoundly influential thinker. 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 this in-depth 2003 study of Wollstonecraft's thought, Barbara Taylor develops an alternative reading of her as a writer steeped in the utopianism of Britain's radical Enlightenment. Wollstonecraft's feminist aspirations, Taylor shows, were part of a revolutionary programme for universal equality and moral perfection that reached its zenith during the political upheavals of the 1790s but had its roots in the radical-Protestant Enlightenment. Drawing on all of Wollstonecraft's works, and locating them in a vividly detailed account of her intellectual world and troubled personal history, Taylor provides a compelling portrait of this fascinating and profoundly influential thinker.

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Author(s):
Taylor, Barbara
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
1st Edition, 2nd Printing
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521004179
ISBN-13:
9780521004176
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism)

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A scholarly revaluation of Wollstonecraft as a writer steeped in the utopianism of Britain's radical Enlightenment.

Wraps have very slight shelfwear, price sticker mark to back. Spine uncreased. Internally unmarked. xvi, 331 pp; b&w illus.

Mary Wollstonecraft has become an icon of modern feminism: a stature that has paradoxically obscured her real historic significance. Drawing on all Wollstonecraft's works, and locating them in a detailed account of her intellectual world and troubled personal history, this 2003 book provides a compelling portrait of this profoundly influential thinker. 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 this in-depth 2003 study of Wollstonecraft's thought, Barbara Taylor develops an alternative reading of her as a writer steeped in the utopianism of Britain's radical Enlightenment. Wollstonecraft's feminist aspirations, Taylor shows, were part of a revolutionary programme for universal equality and moral perfection that reached its zenith during the political upheavals of the 1790s but had its roots in the radical-Protestant Enlightenment. Drawing on all of Wollstonecraft's works, and locating them in a vividly detailed account of her intellectual world and troubled personal history, Taylor provides a compelling portrait of this fascinating and profoundly influential thinker.

Author(s):
Taylor, Barbara
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
1st Edition, 2nd Printing
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521004179
ISBN-13:
9780521004176
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism)

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