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Mod Lib Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman : Modern Library Classics (Paperback) - Mary Wollstonecraft

Mod Lib Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman

Modern Library Classics (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 19th July 2001
ISBN: 9780375757228
Number Of Pages: 256

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First published in 1792, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman was an instant success, turning its thirty-three-year-old author into a minor celebrity. A pioneering work of early feminism that extends to women the Enlightenment principle of "the rights of man," its argument remains as relevant today as it was for Woll-stonecraft's contemporaries. "Mary Wollstonecraft was not the first writer to call for women to receive a real, challenging education," writes Katha Pollitt in the new Introduction. "But she was the first to connect the education of women to the transformation of women's social position, of relations between the sexes, and even of society itself. She was the first to argue that women's intellectual equality would and should have actual consequences. The winds of change sweep through her pages."

This classic work of early feminism remains as relevant and passionate today as it was for Wollstonecraft's contemporaries. This edition includes new explanatory notes.

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"We hear [Mary Wollstonecraft's] voice and trace her influence even now among the living."

Author's Introduction
To M. Talleyrand-Perigord
The Rights and Involved Duties of Mankind Consideredp. 3
The Prevailing Opinion of a Sexual Character Discussedp. 11
The Same Subject Continuedp. 31
Observations on the State of Degradation to Which Woman is Reduced by Various Causesp. 46
Animadversions on Some of the Writers Who Have Rendered Women Objects of Pity, Bordering on Contemptp. 74
The Effect which an Early Association of Ideas Has upon the Characterp. 113
Modesty - Comprehensively Considered, And Not as a Sexual Virtuep. 120
Morality Undermined by Sexual Notions of the Importance of a Good Reputationp. 131
Of the Pernicious Effects which Arise from the Unnatural Distinctions Established in Societyp. 141
Parental Affectionp. 152
Duty to Parentsp. 155
On National Educationp. 161
Some Instances of the Folly which the Ignorance of Women Generates; with Concluding Reflections on the Moral Improvement that a Revolution in Female Manners Might Naturally Be Expected to Producep. 185
Notesp. 203
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ISBN: 9780375757228
ISBN-10: 0375757228
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 19th July 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition