Letter to the Women of England on the Injustice of Mental Subordination: 1799
Mary Robinson's distinction is being more and more widely recognised. In addition to her work as poet, novelist and playwright she is credited with political writings, memoirs and this passionate polemic. All this despite a long drawn-out and painful illness that killed her at the age of 42, and years of mistreatment at the hands of the opposite sex. Here, writing under the pseudonym Anne Frances Randall, she lists distinguished female intellectuals (including herself), and proposes a university for women.
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