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Her Own Woman: The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft

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Pioneering eighteenth-century feminist Mary Wollstonecraft lived a life as radical as her vision of a fairer world. She overcame great disadvantages -- poverty (her abusive, sybaritic father squandered the family fortune), a frivolous education, and the stigma of being unmarried in a man's world.

Her life changed when Thomas Paine's publisher, Joseph Johnson, determined t

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Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Citadel (first published May 1st 2001)
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Aug 10, 2013 Sandra rated it really liked it
A good biography of a feisty, talented, independent as well as needy, emotionally volcanic and yet very intellectual woman…interesting, and historically important.
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Apr 24, 2012 Carol rated it it was amazing
What a great read! Mary Wollstonecraft was truly an amazing, independent woman during the 1790s.

Her childhood family situation was horrible --poverty brought on by her father (an abusive drunk who stole all their money for his excursions). At an early age, Mary fought against the injustices she saw around her (shielding her mother with her body as her drunken father beat her mother.) By the time she reached adulthood, she had rejected the typical role for women in the 18th century, especially w
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Mar 18, 2013 Genevieve Dingle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Diane Jacobs has recreated Mary's personality, relationships, and the era (French Revolution; recognition of rights for common men and women) so vividly that this book reads more like a novel than a biography. Highly recommended
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