Third Edition
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      ISBN 978-0-393-92974-4

Mary Wollstonecraft (Author)Deidre Shauna Lynch (Editor)

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Overview | Contents
 

    Preface to the Third Edition

    Note on the Text

    The Text of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects

    Backgrounds and Contexts

    LEGACIES OF ENGLISH RADICALISM

    1. John Milton, From Paradise Lost
    2. John Locke, From Second Treatise of Civil Government
    3. Mary Astell, From Reflections upon Marriage

    EDUCATION

    1. John Locke, From Some Thoughts Concerning Education
    2. Mary Astell, From A Serious Proposal to the Ladies
    3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, From Emilius and Sophia; or, A New System of Education
    4. John Gregory, From A Father’s Legacy to His Daughters
    5. Catharine Macaulay, From Letters on Education
    6. Hannah More, From Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education

    WOLLSTONECRAFT’S REVOLUTIONARY MOMENT

    1. Richard Price, From A Discourse on the Love of Our Country
    2. Edmund Burke, From Reflections on the Revolution in France
    3. Mary Wollstonecraft, From A Vindication of the Rights of Men
    4. Mary Wollstonecraft, From An Historical and Moral View of the Origin and Progress of the French Revolution

    THE WOLLSTONECRAFT DEBATE

    1. Anonymous, From Review of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
    2. William Enfield, From Review of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
    3. Anna Laetitia Barbauld, “The Rights of Woman”
    4. Thomas Taylor, From A Vindication of the Rights of Brutes
    5. Mary Hays, From Letters and Essays, Moral and Miscellaneous
    6. William Godwin, From Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
    7. Richard Polwhele, From The Unsex’d Females
    8. Mary Hays, From Memoirs of Mary Wollstonecraft
    9. Maria Edgeworth, From Belinda
    10. Benjamin Silliman, From The Letters of Shahcoolen
    11. William Thompson, FromAppeal of One Half the Human Race, Women, Against the Pretensions of the Other Half, Men

    Criticism

    1. Elissa S. Guralnick, Radical Politics in Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
    2. Mitzi Myers, Reform or Ruin: “A Revolution in Female Manners”
    3. Cora Kaplan, From Wild Nights: Pleasure/Sexuality/Feminism
    4. Mary Poovey, [A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Female Sexuality]
    5. Claudia L. Johnson, From The Distinction of the Sexes
    6. Barbara Taylor, The Religious Foundations of Mary Wollstonecraft’s Feminism

    Mary Wollstonecraft, A Chronology

    Selected Bibliography