Standard Name: Wollstonecraft, Mary
Birth Name: Mary Wollstonecraft
Married Name: Mary Godwin
Pseudonym: Mr Cresswick, Teacher of Elocution
MW has a distinguished historical place as a feminist: as theorist, critic and reviewer, novelist, and especially as an activist for improving women's place in society. She also produced pedagogy or conduct writing, an anthology, translation, history, analysis of politics as well as gender politics, and a Romantic account of her travels in Scandinavia.
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|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Helena Wells|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Mary Matilda Betham||
Catharine Macaulay , she insists, was pleasing and delicate in her person, and a woman of great feeling and indisputable abilities, though the democratic spirit of her writings has made them fall into disrepute.
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|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Sophia Lee||
The preface to this book, newly written for its publication, is SL 's major critical statement about the woman's literary tradition and her own place in it. She mentions the hostile reception of her own...
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Ray Strachey|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Hester Mulso Chapone|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Anna Seward|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Anne Katharine Elwood|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Marjorie Bowen||
The book markedly refrains from celebrating Mary Wollstonecraft as a champion of women's rights or from glorifying her exploits in any way. MB states firmly that Wollstonecraft's most famous book, A Vindication of the Rights...
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Alice Meynell|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Sarah Josepha Hale|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Amelia Opie|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Elizabeth Hamilton||
Again EH takes the radicals as her target. The phrase modern philosophers was in common use: the Gentleman's Magazine had turned it on Mary Wollstonecraft in reviewing her first major political work. Yet Hamilton makes...
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Catherine Hutton||
Jane Oakwood's brother has only one woman author (Elizabeth Inchbald ) in his library; Jane on the other hand is a mine of information and opinion about several generations of a female literary tradition...
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Clara Balfour||
In her general overview of the history of English literature during these centuries, she focuses especially on English poets because as she says, great poets not only give form, power and beauty to a nation's...
|Violence||Dorothea Du Bois||
In DDB 's fictionalised account of her father, he is irrationally and childishly jealous, given to uttering threats of serious violence. Like Mary Wollstonecraft , Dorothea knew what it was as a child to try...
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