Mary and the Wrongs of Woman (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)

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One half of Mary Shelly's DNA, and greatly overshadowed by her daughter, Wollstonecraft handed the world boldfaced suppositions of life as a woman in 18th-century patriarchy, adding her subversive spark to the growing flame of feminism. Though unfinished, this gothic tale of a woman thrown into an asylum by her husband as a substitution for divorce is the very slice of horrific life Wollstonecraft demanded the world take heed of.

— Tomaselli, Tristan

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Mary Wollstonecraft is best known for her pioneering views on the rights of women to share equal rights and opportunities with men. They are expressed here in two novels in which heroines have to rely on their own resources to establish their independence and intellectual development. Strongly autobiographical, both novels powerfully complement Wollstonecraft's non-fictional writing, inspired by the French Revolution and the social upheavals that followed.
New to this edition is a completely rewritten introduction that incorporates the latest scholarship and features a consideration of the social formation of Wollstonecraft as a Revolutionary feminist and her literary-political career, as well as a critical account of the two novels. A new bibliography includes all the latest critical writing on Wollstonecraft, while heavily revised notes link her fiction to her extensive reading, her other writings and major events and issues of the day. In addition, the text has been completely reset, making it easier on the eyes. It is by far the highest quality edition available, and a great choice for readers interested in pre-Victorian literature and feminist history.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780199538904
ISBN-10: 0199538905
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: April 1st, 2009
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)