The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft

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Claudia L. Johnson
Cambridge University Press, May 30, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 284 pages
Once viewed solely in relation to the history of feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft is now recognized as a writer of formidable talent across a range of genres, including journalism, letters and travel writing, and is increasingly understood as an heir to eighteenth-century literary and political traditions as well as a forebear of romanticism. This Companion is the first collected volume to address all aspects of Wollstonecraft's momentous and tragically brief career. The diverse and searching essays specially commissioned for this volume do justice to Wollstonecraft's pivotal importance in her own time and since, paying attention not only to A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, but to the full range of her work. A chronology and guides to further reading offer further essential information for scholars and students of this remarkable writer.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
24
Section 4
59
Section 5
82
Section 6
99
Section 7
119
Section 8
141
Section 9
160
Section 10
189
Section 11
228
Section 12
246
Section 13
271
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Claudia L. Johnson is Professor of English at Princeton University. She is author of Jane Austen: Women, Politics and the Novel (1988) and Equivocal Beings: Politics, Gender, and Sentimentality in the 1790s (1995), and is currently working on Raising the Novel, which explores the history of novel studies and canon making from the late eighteenth century until the 1950s, and Jane Austen: Cults and Cultures, which examines the history of Austenian reception, representation, and memorialization as well as her place in the formation of various cultural, national, and even sexual identities.

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