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as the expressions of a deeply depressed woman but by some as a result of her circumstancesalone with an infant in the middle of a revolution. Great Britain: Random House, 2015. Gordon, 356 Todd, 45056; Tomalin, 27583; Wardle, 30206; Sunstein, 34247. Manchester: Manchester University Press ND, 1996. Works Wollstonecrafts first book, Thoughts on the Education of Daughters: With Reflections on Female Conduct, in the More Important Duties of Life (1787) was inspired by her experiences as a governess and as a teacher at the school for girls in Newington Green. Elements of Morality, for the Use of Children; with an introductory address to parents. 117 One of Wollstonecraft's most scathing critiques in the Rights of Woman is of false and excessive sensibility, particularly in women. These two books, written with passion and intensity of expression, spoke out against the failure of society to cultivate true virtue in men and women. By the end of the 1790s and for most of the nineteenth century, Wollstonecraft was derided by many, if only because of what was deemed to have been a scandalous personal life. And Kathleen Scherf (ed.).
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Romantic Correspondence: Women, Politics and the Fiction of Letters. . Posthumous notoriety was to follow as Wollstonecraft became identified only with the Vindication of the Rights of Woman and that work was ironically, in turn, equated with a flouting of social conventions, principally in relation to marriage. Orr, Clarissa Campbell,. After her mothers death in 1782, Mary moved in with Fanny and her family, and worked to support them as well as her younger sisters. 29 During her time in Paris, Wollstonecraft associated mostly with the moderate Girondins rather than the more radical Jacobins. 90 91 In the 1980s and 1990s, yet another image of Wollstonecraft emerged, one which described her as much more a creature of her time; scholars such as Claudia Johnson, Gary Kelly, and Virginia Sapiro demonstrated the continuity between Wollstonecraft's thought and other important eighteenth-century. Ten days later, due to complications of childbirth, Wollstonecraft died. In 1768, the Wollstonecrafts moved to a farm outside of Beverley, where Mary attended a local day-school for girls. Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination.
Jones, «Literature of advice 124-29; Richardson, 24-27. Favret, 104; Sapiro, 286-87. In 1855, she devoted an essay to the roles and rights of women, comparing Wollstonecraft and Margaret Fuller. Other early feminists had made similar pleas for improved education for women, but Wollstonecrafts work was unique in suggesting that the betterment of womens status be effected through such political change as the radical reform of national educational systems. In May 1795 she attempted to commit suicide, probably with laudanum, but Imlay saved her life (although it is unclear how). 126 Female friendships are central to both of Wollstonecraft's novels, but it is the friendship between Maria and Jemima, the servant charged with watching over her in the insane asylum, that is the most historically significant.