Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination Paperback / softback
Part of the Cambridge Studies in Romanticism series
In the two centuries since Mary Wollstonecraft published A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), she has become an icon of modern feminism: a stature that has paradoxically obscured her real historic significance.
In this in-depth 2003 study of Wollstonecraft's thought, Barbara Taylor develops an alternative reading of her as a writer steeped in the utopianism of Britain's radical Enlightenment.
Wollstonecraft's feminist aspirations, Taylor shows, were part of a revolutionary programme for universal equality and moral perfection that reached its zenith during the political upheavals of the 1790s but had its roots in the radical-Protestant Enlightenment.
Drawing on all of Wollstonecraft's works, and locating them in a vividly detailed account of her intellectual world and troubled personal history, Taylor provides a compelling portrait of this fascinating and profoundly influential thinker.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 352 pages, 4 Halftones, unspecified
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 13/03/2003
- Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
- ISBN: 9780521004176
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