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Published by Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain in Southport .
Written in English


  • Woolf, Virginia, -- 1882-1941 -- Views on women.,
  • Woolf, Virginia, -- 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Wollstonecraft, Mary, -- 1759-1797.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Lyndall Gordon.
SeriesVirginia Woolf birthday lectures -- 5, Virginia Woolf birthday lecture -- 2004
ContributionsVirginia Woolf Society of Great Britain.
The Physical Object
Pagination14 p. ;
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19875242M
ISBN 100953886646

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Crusades or the Wars of the Roses. The middle-class woman began to write.”1 Mary Wollstonecraft is exemplary of those history-making women. Her book, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, published in , was the first truly feminist treatise acknowledged by the English : Julie A. Monroe. Mary Wollstonecraft (/ ˈ w ʊ l s t ən k r æ f t /, also UK: /-k r ɑː f t /; 27 April – 10 September ) was an English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's the late 20th century, Wollstonecraft's life, which encompassed several unconventional personal relationships at the time, received more attention than her : 27 April , Spitalfields, London, England. quotes from Mary Wollstonecraft: 'I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.', 'The beginning is always today.', and 'My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone.'. ‘The True Nature of Woman’ from Wollstonecraft to Woolf () by Lyndall Gordon; 6. ‘The Exhibition Is in Ruins’: Virginia Woolf and Empire () by Anna Snaith; 7. The Child of Two Atheists: Virginia Woolf’s Humanism () by Sybil Oldfield; 8. Composing Oneself: Virginia Woolf’s Diaries and Memories () by Alison Light SOLD.