Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft (27 April 1759 – 10 September 1797) was an English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. Until the late 20th century, Wollstonecraft's life, which encompassed several unconventional personal relationships, received more attention than her writing. Today, Wollstonecraft is regarded as one of the founding feminist philosophers, and feminists often cite both her life and work as important influences.

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. Wollstonecraft is best known for ''A Vindication of the Rights of Woman'' (1792), in which she argues that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education. She suggests that both men and women should be treated as rational beings and imagines a social order founded on reason.

After Wollstonecraft's death, her widower published a ''Memoir'' (1798) of her life, revealing her unorthodox lifestyle, which inadvertently destroyed her reputation for almost a century. However, with the emergence of the feminist movement at the turn of the twentieth century, Wollstonecraft's advocacy of women's equality and critiques of conventional femininity became increasingly important.

After two ill-fated affairs, with Henry Fuseli and Gilbert Imlay (by whom she had a daughter, Fanny Imlay), Wollstonecraft married the philosopher William Godwin, one of the forefathers of the anarchist movement. Wollstonecraft died at the age of 38 leaving behind several unfinished manuscripts. She died eleven days after giving birth to her second daughter, Mary Shelley, who would became an accomplished writer and author of ''Frankenstein''. Provided by Wikipedia

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Published 1802
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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1845
G. Vale

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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1792
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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1792
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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1792
Buisson

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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1796
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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1788
printed for J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1799
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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1787
J. Johnson

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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1800
printed by J. Crowder , Warwick-Square ; for J. Johnson, NO. 72, ST. Paul's-Church-Yard

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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1800
London: printed, and Galway re-printed by George Conolly, bookseller and Army stationer

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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1798
printed by Thomas Burnside, for J. Rice, III, Grafton-Street
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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1790
Printed for J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1792
printed for J. Johnson, No 72, St. Paul's Church Yard

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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1793
printed by J. Stockdale, for James Moore, No. 45, College-Green

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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1790
printed for J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1787
printed for J. Johnson

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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1795
Printed for Pat. Byrne, William Jones, James Moore, John Rice, Nicholas Kelly, John Milliken, George Folingsby

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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1796
Printed for, & sold by J. Wilson, & J. Johnson, booksellers, Wilmington, (Del.)

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by Wollstonecraft, Mary
Published 1792
Printed for J. Johnson, No 72, St. Paul's Church Yard