978-0-14-040029-8 / 9780140400298

Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Penguin Classics)


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319pp , IN ENGLISH, eSobre the author :: Mary Wollstonecraft ( April 27, 1759 - September 10 1797) was a British philosopher and writer. During his brief career, she wrote novels , treatises , story books and a book of children's literature. Wollstonecraft is best known for A Vindication of the Rights of Women , which argues that women are not naturally inferior to men , but appear to be because they do not receive the same education. He argues that men and women should be treated as rational beings and imagines a social order founded on reason. Both by the general public as feminists, Wollstonecraft 's life has undergone the same interest , if not greater, than his works, due to his unconventional and often tumultuous relationships . After two ill-fated romances with Henry Fuseli and Gilbert Imlay , Wollstonecraft married the philosopher William Godwin, one of the precursors of the anarchist movement ; with him had a daughter , Mary Shelley , author of Frankenstein and wife of known romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Wollstonecraft died at the age of thirty-eight years due to complications from the birth of her daughter, leaving behind several unfinished manuscripts. Today, Wollstonecraft is considered a precursor of feminist philosophy. His early defense of equality and feminism conventional attacks and the degradation of women were the prelude to the emergence of the feminist movement . His philosophical ideas and personal conflicts have been considered as important influences on later works of feminist ... Wollstonecraft has had what Cora Kaplan calls a "curious" legacy " to be an amateur author activist many genres, in the last quarter . -century Wollstonecraft 's life has been followed more closely than his writings " 37 Following the devastating effect of Godwin 's Memoirs , Wollstonecraft 's reputation did not enjoy good health for a century ; was even criticized by authors like Maria Edgeworth , who clearly created the eccentric Harriet Freke of Belinda (

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