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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
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Apr 23, 09

bookshelves: booklist-for-2009, classics-necessary-for-any-library
Read in April, 2009

It's hard to believe that this is the woman who came up with something as macabre as Frankenstein. Having heard so much about this tract, I figured I'd give it a read. It's mentioned as a side note in several of the historical novels that I've read, and I was more than a little surprised by the vehement tome of the piece. It's amazing to see how far feminist ideals have come in such a short span of time, especially when you relate the drop of water that 200 years is in a bucket of millenia. I found it fascinating. I'd love to know more about her life. I wonder what her home life and social cirle were like.
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message 1: by Lucia (new)

Lucia Sorry, just to point out that it was Mary Wollstonecraft's daughter Mary Godwin, later Mary Shelly who wrote Frankenstein.


Tara Lynn Thanks! I'm a dork, I'll wiki the pub dates next time so I don't make a silly mistake like that again! :)


message 3: by Lucia (new)

Lucia lol don't worry, it's an easy mistake to make. :-D


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