Mary Wollstonecraft

Standard Name: Wollstonecraft, Mary
Birth Name: Mary Wollstonecraft
Married Name: Mary Godwin
Pseudonym: Mr Cresswick, Teacher of Elocution
Pseudonym: M.
Pseudonym: W.
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.
Stipple engraving of Mary Wollstonecraft by James Heath after the painting by John Opie. She is wearing a light, loosely-fitting gown with high waist and a folded cap like a turban.
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Intertextuality and Influence Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton
She followed this the next year with another furious sixteen-page pamphlet (of which OCLC lists only two extant copies). Its inordinately lengthy title sets the tone: Extraordinary Narrative of an Outrageous Violation of Liberty and...
Intertextuality and Influence Judith Sargent Murray
JSM 's Observations on Female Abilities (published in four parts late in The Gleaner) is a substantial scholarly piece. Writing now as a man, she adopts an almost uniformly upbeat tone. She early invokes...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Hays
Among the book's contents are poems and fiction (including dream visions and an Oriental tale. Titles like Cleora, or the Misery Attending Unsuitable Connections and Josepha, or pernicious Effects of early Indulgence foreground Hays's didactic...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Shelley
MS recorded in her diary reading Memoirs which are almost certainly those of her mother written and published by her father .
Shelley, Mary. The Journals of Mary Shelley, 1814-1844. Feldman, Paula R. and Diana Scott-KilvertEditors , Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
Intertextuality and Influence Ann Jellicoe
With this play, Jellicoe deliberately broke with her earlier work by writing a narrative drama based on a pre-existing story. She was attracted to the subject of Percy Shelley's life because it gave her the...
Intertextuality and Influence Judith Sargent Murray
She backs this pleasure in modernity with a remarkable grasp of former female history and of the women's literary tradition in English and its contexts. She mentions the Greek foremother Sappho , the patriotic heroism...
Intertextuality and Influence Ruth Rendell
Babes in the Wood features a hunt for two missing children or young teenagers. Its rather sketchy characterisation and hurried, improbable ending are redeemed by close attention to atmosphere: the weather (relentless rain, floods), slight...
Intertextuality and Influence Charlotte Smith
Sales were unexpectedly brisk. Reviews were positive and most emphasised that the stories here were true.
Smith, Charlotte. “Introduction”. The Works of Charlotte Smith, edited by Michael Garner, Karla M. Taylor, and Karla M. Taylor, Pickering and Chatto, 2005, p. xxix - xxxvii.
The Critical Review, however, thought they would be equally interesting whether they should turn out to be...
Intertextuality and Influence Catharine Macaulay
This reflective, original work had an important influence on Mary Wollstonecraft . Wollstonecraft wrote the notice of it in the Analytical Review, calling the author the woman of the greatest abilities . ....
Intertextuality and Influence Ann Oakley
Its chapter on education has an epigraph from Mary Wollstonecraft .
Oakley, Ann. Telling the Truth about Jerusalem. Basil Blackwell, 1986.
Intertextuality and Influence Adrienne Rich
The title poem had been jotted in fragments during children's naps, brief hours in a library or at three am after rising with a wakeful child.
O’Mahoney, John. “Poet and Pioneer: Adrienne Rich”. The Guardian, pp. Review 20 - 3.
The collection followed on intensive reading of such...
Intertextuality and Influence Ann Oakley
AO 's epigraph is from Mary Wollstonecraft 's travel letters.
Oakley, Ann. Taking It like a Woman. Flamingo, 1992.
She interrupts her straightforward narrative (Chronologies), with poems, dialogues, accounts of dreams, passages addressing members of her family, and extended lyrical passages...
Intertextuality and Influence Adrienne Rich
These poems abandon AR 's former regular metres for free verse, as they abandon decorum for outspoken personal expression about the struggle necessary to be a thinking woman rather than a good girl.
O’Mahoney, John. “Poet and Pioneer: Adrienne Rich”. The Guardian, pp. Review 20 - 3.
Intertextuality and Influence Helen Craik
Authors quoted on HC 's title-page include La Rochefoucauld . Mary Robinson 's Walsingham is quoted in volume two and supplies the epigraph for volume three.
Craciun, Adriana, and Kari E. Lokke, editors. “The New Cordays: Helen Craik and British Representations of Charlotte Corday, 1793-1800”. Rebellious Hearts: British Women Writers and the French Revolution, State University of New York Press, 2001, pp. 193 -2.
The story opens shortly before the French Revolution...
Intertextuality and Influence Anne Grant
AG responded to what she acknowledged as Mary Wollstonecraft 's considerable powers, feeling and rectitude of intention
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Grant, Anne. Letters from the Mountains. Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809.
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with fierce resistance to her opinions.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.


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