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Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

A Sourcebook, 1st Edition

Edited by Adriana Craciun


200 pages

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Paperback: 9780415227360
pub: 2002-04-25
Hardback: 9780415227353
pub: 2002-04-25

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Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) is the founding text of modern feminism. In this sourcebook, Adriana Craciun provides the ideal starting point for students new to Wollstonecraft's revolutionary work, providing carefully focused introductory materials combined with reprinted and newly annotated source documents.

Key materials in this sourcebook include:

*letters by Wollstonecraft and important contemporary documents

*nineteenth-century responses to the text

*twentieth-century critical readings

*annotated key passages, cross-referenced to critical texts

*suggestions for further reading.

This is the essential guide to a key literary and political text.

About the Editor

Adriana Craciun lectures at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the editor of Charlotte Dacre's Zofloya, or The Moor(1997), co-editor of Rebellious Hearts: British Women Writers and The French Revolution (2001) and author of the forthcoming Fatal Women of Romanticism (2002).

About the Series

Routledge Guides to Literature

Routledge Guides to Literature are clear introductions to authors and texts most frequently studied by undergraduate students of literature. Each book explores texts, contexts and criticism, highlighting the critical views and contextual factors that students must consider in advanced studies of literary works.
Each guide presents a variety of approaches and interpretations, encouraging readers to think critically about 'standard' views and to make independent readings of literary texts. Alongside general guides to texts and authors, the series includes 'sourcebooks', which incorporate extracts from key contextual and critical materials as well as annotated passages from the primary text.
Some books in this series were originally published in the Routledge Literary Sourcebook series, edited by Duncan Wu, or the Complete Critical Guide to English Literature series, edited by Richard Bradford and Jan Jedrzjewski.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh