A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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First published in 1792, this book was written in a spirit of outrage and enthusiasm. In an age of ferment, following the American and French revolutions, Mary Wollstonecraft took prevailing egalitarian principles and dared to apply them to women.

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A key work of proto-feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft’s readable and impassioned argument is as relevant today as it was two hundred years ago.

Before the concept of equality between the sexes was even conceived, Wollstonecraft wrote this book, a treatise of proto-feminism that was as powerful and original then as it is now. In it she argues with clarity and originality for the rational education of women and for an increased female contribution to society. It was a cry for justice from a woman with no power other than her pen and it put in motion a drive towards greater equality between men and women, a movement which continues to this day.

‘The first great piece of feminist writing’ Independent

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Weight0.213 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.8 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

296

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

305.42 (edition:23)

Readership

College – higher education / Code: F