Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Edited by Adriana Craciun
Routledge – 2002 – 200 pages
Series: Routledge Guides to Literature
Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) is the founding text of modern feminism. In this sourcebook, Adriana Craciun provides the ideal starting point for students new to Wollstonecraft's revolutionary work, providing carefully focused introductory materials combined with reprinted and newly annotated source documents.
Key materials in this sourcebook include:
*letters by Wollstonecraft and important contemporary documents
*nineteenth-century responses to the text
*twentieth-century critical readings
*annotated key passages, cross-referenced to critical texts
*suggestions for further reading.
This is the essential guide to a key literary and political text.
Adriana Craciun lectures at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the editor of Charlotte Dacre's Zofloya, or The Moor(1997), co-editor of Rebellious Hearts: British Women Writers and The French Revolution (2001) and author of the forthcoming Fatal Women of Romanticism (2002).