Mary Wollstonecraft

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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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Literary responses Helen Maria Williams
The book had a good review, perhaps by Mary Wollstonecraft , in the Analytical for December 1790. The interesting, unaffected letters which this pleasing writer has now presented to the public
Wollstonecraft, Mary. The Works of Mary Wollstonecraft. Todd, Janet and Marilyn ButlerEditors , Pickering, 1989.
7: 322
reminded the...
Literary responses Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Critic Kay Moser finds in the poem distinct echoes of Mary Wollstonecraft , whose ideas EBB embraced with enthusiasm in her youth.
Moser, Kay. “Elizabeth Barrett’s Youthful Feminism: ’Fragment of an ‘Essay on Woman’’”. Studies in Browning and His Circle, pp. 13 -26.
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Literary responses Charlotte Smith
The Critical Review, reviewing this book, called CS a sister-queen
Fletcher, Loraine. Charlotte Smith: A Critical Biography. Macmillan, 1998.
141
of the novel with Frances Burney . William Enfield in the Monthly praised it warmly.
Garside, Peter, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press, 2000.
1: 548
Wollstonecraft , probable author of the...
Literary responses Frances Burney
Burney's family were delighted. Her young half-sister Sarah Harriet (who was about to publish her own first novel) sent her a perfect rhapsody of praise.
Burney, Sarah Harriet. The Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney. Clark, Lorna J.Editor , University of Georgia Press, 1997.
17-18
A long review in the Analytical Review, probably...
Literary responses Anna Letitia Barbauld
ALB 's early fame is exemplified in the project of a well-known London printer (reported in January 1787) for a series of plates illustrating works by the most celebrated British Poets. His list began with...
Literary responses Mary Robinson
A short notice in the Analytical Review, perhaps by Mary Wollstonecraft , singled out this passage for comment.
Wollstonecraft, Mary. The Works of Mary Wollstonecraft. Todd, Janet and Marilyn ButlerEditors , Pickering, 1989.
7: 331
Literary responses Maria De Fleury
The later edition was noticed in the Analytical Review, probably by Wollstonecraft , as using tame and prosaic language, a faint imitation of Elizabeth Singer Rowe .
Wollstonecraft, Mary. The Works of Mary Wollstonecraft. Todd, Janet and Marilyn ButlerEditors , Pickering, 1989.
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Literary responses Charlotte Smith
Again the Analytical reviewer may have been Wollstonecraft , and if so she was better pleased than before: another novel, written with her usual flow of language and happy discrimination of manners. . ....
Literary responses Anne Francis
This book was reviewed in the Analytical (probably by Wollstonecraft ), which found it pretty but not above mediocrity, and wished that Charlotte had not had to apologise for the indelicacy of surviving Werther.
Wollstonecraft, Mary. The Works of Mary Wollstonecraft. Todd, Janet and Marilyn ButlerEditors , Pickering, 1989.
7: 264-5
Literary responses Susanna Watts
The Critical Review thought The Wonderful Travels of Prince Fan-Feredin offered its readers a pleasant and harmless laugh
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
2d ser. 11 (1794): 356
at pastoral swains. The Gentleman's Magazine was respectful, calling SW an ornament...
Literary responses Elizabeth Hands
A brief notice in the Analytical Review written (probably) by Mary Wollstonecraft early in the year after publication treated EH fairly scathingly.
Wollstonecraft, Mary. The Works of Mary Wollstonecraft. Todd, Janet and Marilyn ButlerEditors , Pickering, 1989.
7: 203
George Ogle in the Monthly Review and Roger Gough in the...
Literary responses Sarah Pearson
The Sheffield Register carried two poems (a sonnet and an ode) in September which welcome and praise this volume.
Ashfield, Andrew. Emails to Isobel Grundy about Sarah/Susanna Pearson, Harriet Downing.
The Critical Review, too, welcomed it warmly. It quoted in full the introductory sonnet addressed...
Literary responses Ann Yearsley
The Critical Review, commenting on Poems, on Various Subjects together with the fourth edition of Yearsley's earlier collection, summarised her case against Hannah More and showed considerable sympathy with her: Surely a mother had...
Literary responses Sarah Harriet Burney
Clarentine was a successful debut. The Critical Review (which opened its brief review on the author's relationship to her elder sister ) said it was greatly superior to novels of the ordinary stamp; and it...
Literary responses Catherine Hutton
Hutton transcribed onto the flyleaf of her own copy of Oakwood Hall (volume 3) an unattributed opinion, perhaps given before publication. This critic calls the book clever so far as it is a novel, and...

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