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A Different Face: The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft

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Author's Note
Works by Mary Wollstonecraft
The Original Deficit
The Bitter Bread of Dependence
The First of a New Genus
Leaning on a Spear
Home, to Depart No More
Bibliographical References
Notes to Chapters
Hardcover, 1st, 399 pages
Published 1975 by Harper & Row, Publishers (NY et al.)
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Erik Graff
Nov 26, 2015 Erik Graff rated it liked it
Recommends it for: feminists
Recommended to Erik by: Linda S. Harrington
Shelves: biography
Although not especially well written (thus the three stars), I found this biography of Wollstonecraft especially evocative on a personal level. I've read many, many biographies, seeking knowledge of various persons and their times, perhaps some background to their writings. Usually they're appropriated at a distance, evoking emotional response, if at all, like a movie does. Usually, however, it's primarily an intellectual endeavor to read such things--more bricks for the cognitive structure. Thi ...more
Jul 03, 2015 Janey rated it really liked it
"[...] it appears to me impossible that I shall cease to exist, or that this active, restless spirit, equally alive to joy and sorrow, should only be organized dust. Surely something resides in this heart that is not perishable—and life is more than a dream." --Mary Wollstonecraft
Feminist history of mary wollstonecraft, good for me as i am doing a film on shelley and mary shelley, so the background is essential. then to find this feminist history and how amazing is mary shelley, author of frankenstein, 's mom. a radical writer and liver. presumably sunstein has a book on mary shelley herself and i will get that as well. coincidently in rome of 6 degrees of separation—i meet an old friend lauren sunstein, who lives nearby the american academy and whose mother wrote these ...more
Apr 10, 2016 Katrina rated it it was ok
Fascinating woman.

Dry book.
Way too much unnecessary information. I’ll be seeking out a better biography of her.
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