Vindication A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft (Paperback)
|Author: Lyndall Gordon|
The founder of modern feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was the most famous woman of her era. A brilliant, unconventional rebel vilified for her strikingly modern notions of education, family, work, and personal relationships, she nevertheless strongly influenced political philosophy in Europe and a newborn America. Now acclaimed biographer Lyndall Gordon mounts a spirited defense of this courageous woman whose reputation has suffered over the years by painting a full and vibrant portrait of an extraordinary historical figure who was generations ahead of her time.
From the Publisher:
A portrait of the author of The Vindication of the Rights of Women traces her pivotal contributions to the founding of feminism, exploring her relationships with three different men and the influence of her ideas on subsequent generations. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.