The Routledge Guidebook to Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Mary Wollstonecraft was one of the greatest philosophers and writers of the Eighteenth century. During her brief career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution, a conduct book, and a children's book. Her most celebrated and widely-read work is A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. This Guidebook introduces:
It is ideal for anyone coming to Wollstonecraft¿s classic text for the first time and anyone interested in the origins of feminist thought.
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1 The first of a new genus
2 The rights of woman and national education
3 Brutes or rational beings?
4 Relative virtues and meretricious slaves
5 Abject slaves and capricious tyrants
6 Angels and beasts
7 Taste and unclouded reason