The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft

Mrs Pennell, an American writer who lived in London for several years, asked the Shelley family if she could see Mary's letters but was not allowed to. E. Rauschenbusch-Clough, A Study of Mary Wollstonecraft and the Rights of Woman, ...

Author: Claire Tomalin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141912264

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft is the acclaimed bestselling biography by Claire Tomalin Winner of the Whitbread First Book Prize Witty, courageous and unconventional, Mary Wollstonecraft was one of the most controversial figures of her day. She published A Vindication of the Rights of Women; travelled to revolutionary France and lived through the Terror and the destruction of the incipient French feminist movement; produced an illegitimate daughter; and married William Godwin before dying in childbed at the age of thirty-eight. Often embattled and bitterly disappointed, she never gave up her radical ideas or her belief that courage and honesty would triumph over convention. 'Tomalin is a most intelligent and sympathetic biographer, aware of her impetuous subject's many failings, yet with the perception to present her greatness fairly. She writes well and wittily' Daily Telegraph 'A vivid evocation not only of what Mary went through but also of how women lived in the second part of the eighteenth century. Most of all, however, Tomalin makes Mary Wollstonecraft unforgettable' Evening Standard From the acclaimed author of Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Charles Dickens: A Life and The Invisible Woman, this celebrated biography is the definitive account of Mary Wollstonecraft's life. Claire Tomalin is the award-winning author of eight highly acclaimed biographies, including: The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft; Shelley and His World; Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life; The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens; Mrs Jordan's Profession; Jane Austen: A Life; Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self; Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man and, most recently, Charles Dickens: A Life. A former literary editor of the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, she is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.

The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft

Claire Tomalin , The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft , rev . edn . ( Harmondsworth , Middlesex : Penguin , 1992 ) , 121-30 . 7. Emily Sunstein , A Different Face : the Life of Mary Wollstonecraft ( New York : Harper and Row ...

Author: Claudia L. Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521789524

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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A collected volume which addresses all aspects of Wollstonecraft's momentous and tragically brief career.

Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination

E. P. Thompson , ' Solitary Walker ( review of Claire Tomalin , The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft ( London : Weidenfeld and Nicholson , 1974 ) ) , New Society , 19 September 1974 , p . 749 . 20. See , for example , Susan Gubar ...

Author: Barbara Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521004179

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

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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 the most in-depth study to date 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.

Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley

The events of Wollstonecraft's and Shelley's lives are recorded in such modern studies as Claire Tomalin's The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft (1974), William St Clair's The Godwins and the Shelleys: The Biography of a Family ...

Author: Helen M. Buss

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889209435

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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Pioneers in life writing, Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), and Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein (1818 ), are now widely regarded as two of the leading writers of the Romantic period. They are both responsible for opening up new possibilities for women in genres traditionally dominated by men. This volume brings together essays on Wollstonecraft’s and Shelley’s life writing by some of the most prominent scholars in Canada, Australia, and the United States. It also includes a full-length play by award-winning Canadian playwright Rose Scollard. Together, the essays and the play explore the connections between mother and daughter, between writing and life, and between criticism and creation. They offer a new understanding of two important writers, of a literary period, and of emergent modes of life writing. Essayists include Judith Barbour, Betty T. Bennett, Anne K. Mellor, Charles E. Robinson, Eleanor Ty, and Lisa Vargo. Among the works discussed are Wollstonecraft’s Vindication, Letters from Norway, and Maria; or, The Wrongs of Woman; William Godwin’s Memoirs of Wollstonecraft; and Shelley’s Frankenstein, The Last Man, Ladore, and Rambles in Germany and Italy.

Mary Wollstonecraft

In the second biography of Wollstonecraft, the much publicized Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft, Claire Tomalin is even more critical of her subject than Flexnerl.E According to the dust cover, the author sees Wollstonecraft as a ...

Author: Janet Todd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136234552

Category: History

Page: 160

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First published in 1976, this was the first comprehensive annotated bibliography of Mary Wollstonecraft’s works and most of the critical and biographical comments on her in English written between 1788 and 1975. It is designed both as a research tool for scholars and students and as a revelation of the quantity and variety of comment. The book is divided into three main chronological time periods of publication date and suggests the vagaries of Wollstonecraft’s posthumous reputation and indicates the peaks and troughs of interest. Known as an eighteenth-century British writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights, Mary Wollstonecraft has received much critical attention with particular interest in her unorthodox lifestyle of the time and is now regarded as one of the founding feminist philosophers.

Mary Wollstonecraft

The most useful recent biographies are Ralph M. Wardle, Mary Wollstonecraft: A Critical Biography (1951; rpt. ... 1972); Claire Tomalin, The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974); Emily W.

Author: Jane Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351919456

Category: Social Science

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The essays in this collection represent the explosion of scholarly interest since the 1960s in the pioneering feminist, philosopher, novelist, and political theorist, Mary Wollstonecraft. This interdisciplinary selection, which is organized by theme and genre, demonstrates Wollstonecraft's importance in contemporary social, political and sexual theory and in Romantic studies. The book examines the reception of Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman but it also deals with the full range of her work from travel writing, education, religion and conduct literature to her novels, letters and literary reviews. As well as reproducing the most important modern Wollstonecraft scholarship the collection tracks the development of the author's reputation from the nineteenth century. The essays reprinted here (from early appreciations by George Eliot, Emma Goldman and Virginia Woolf to the work of twenty-first century scholars) include many of the most influential accounts of Wollstonecraft's remarkable contribution to the development of modern political and social thought. The book is essential reading for students of Wollstonecraft and late eighteenth-century women's writing, history, and politics.

Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft: A Biography. New York: Coward, McCann and ... Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft. Great Britain: Virago, 2005. ISBN 1-84408-141-9. • Hays, Mary. ... The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft. Rev. ed. 1974.

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