A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Mary Wollstonecraft

  1. 320 pages
  2. English
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eBook - ePub

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Mary Wollstonecraft

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About This Book

Composed in 1790, Mary Wollstonecraft's seminal feminist tract A Vindication of the Rights of Woman broke new ground in its demand for women's education. A Vindication remains one of history's most important and elegant broadsides against sexual oppression. In her introduction, renowned socialist feminist Sheila Rowbotham casts Wollstonecraft's life and work in a new light.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction by Sheila Rowbotham
  6. Note on the Text
  7. Dedication
  8. 1. The rights and involved duties of mankind considered
  9. 2. The prevailing opinion of a sexual character discussed
  10. 3. The same subject continued
  11. 4. Observations on the state of degradation to which woman is reduced by various causes
  12. 5. Animadversions on some of the writers who have rendered women objects of pity, bordering on contempt
  13. 6. The effect which an early association of ideas has upon the character
  14. 7. Modesty. Comprehensively considered, and not as a sexual virtue
  15. 8. Morality undermined by sexual notions of the importance of a good reputation
  16. 9. Of the pernicious effects which arise from the unnatural distinctions established in society
  17. 10. Parental affection
  18. 11. Duty to parents
  19. 12. On national education
  20. 13. Some instances of the folly which the ignorance of women generates; with concluding reflections on the moral improvement that a revolution in female manners might naturally be expected to produce
  21. Notes