The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft by Claudia L. JohnsonThe Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft by Claudia L. Johnson

The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft

EditorClaudia L. Johnson

Paperback | June 24, 2002

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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.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Mary WollstonecraftFormat:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:June 24, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521789524

ISBN - 13:9780521789523


Table of Contents

Chronology; Introduction Claudia L. Johnson; 1. Mary Wollstonecraft's letters Janet Todd; 2. Mary Wollstonecraft on education Alan Richardson; 3. Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindications and their political tradition Chris Jones; 4. Mary Wollstonecraft's French Revolution Tom Furniss; 5. Mary Wollstonecraft's literary reviews Mitzi Myers; 6. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and the religious foundations of Mary Wollstonecraft's feminism Barbara Taylor; 7. Mary Wollstonecraft and the literature of advice and instruction Vivien Jones; 8. Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman and the woman writers of her day Anne K. Mellor; 9. Mary Wollstonecraft and the poets Susan J. Wolfson; 10. Mary Wollstonecraft's novels Claudia L. Johnson; 11. The art of travelling in Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark Mary A. Favret; 12. Mary Wollstonecraft and the sexuality of genius Andrew Elfenbein; 13. Mary Wollstonecraft's reception and legacies Cora Kaplan.

Editorial Reviews

"Johnson has assembled 14 essays by the leading scholars in the field to produce one of the most authoritative and wide-ranging studies of Wollstonecraft to date, one that treats not only the famous "Vindication" but also her novels, letters, travel writing, and political and religious though. The collection will prove most useful to upper-division undergraduates and beginning graduate students." Choice novel