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The Resource Mary Wollstonecraft : a revolutionary life, Janet Todd

Mary Wollstonecraft : a revolutionary life, Janet Todd

Label
Mary Wollstonecraft : a revolutionary life
Title
Mary Wollstonecraft
Title remainder
a revolutionary life
Statement of responsibility
Janet Todd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mary Wollstonecraft was the first major feminist in England, author of the pioneering Vindication of the Rights of Woman in 1792. This biography argues that her life and letters are her most lasting legacy." "This biography stresses too her tortured relations with her family, arguing that her resentment of her brother, Ned, and his advantages as an adored boy fuelled her intellectual life. It especially relates her involvement with her two sisters, whom she mothered, dominated, and wounded. Because they shared her volatile, depressive, and self-dramatizing temperament and were caught on the edge of Mary's tumultuous life, their letters declare what she herself might have been without her special energy and zest." "This biography, which makes full use of all her writings, also compares her with other women who came into her orbit: the clever, tragic Fanny Blood, so intensely loved and so betrayed, the pretty young Amelia Alderson, who admired and recoiled from the unconventional, and Mary Hays, caught in the same intellectual and sexual dilemmas but without Wollstonecraft's glamour."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Todd, Janet
Dewey number
  • 828/.609
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5841.W8
LC item number
Z63 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminists
  • Authors, English
  • Feminists
  • Women radicals
  • Women authors, English
  • Wollstonecraft, Mary
Label
Mary Wollstonecraft : a revolutionary life, Janet Todd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43701583
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 516 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231121842
Lccn
00027352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Mary Wollstonecraft : a revolutionary life, Janet Todd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43701583
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 516 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231121842
Lccn
00027352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      38.710138 -90.311107
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