Publisher description for A vindication of the rights of men ; with, A vindication of the rights of woman, and Hints / Mary Wollstonecraft ; edited by Sylvana Tomaselli.


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Counter Mary Wollstonecraft, often described as the first major feminist, is remembered principally as the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), and there has been a tendency to view her most famous work in isolation. Yet Wollstonecraft's pronouncements about women grew out of her reflections about men, and her views on the female sex constituted an integral part of a wider moral and political critique of her times which she first fully formulated in A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790). Written as a reply to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), this is an important text in its own right as well as a necessary tool for understanding Wollstonecraft's later work. This edition brings the two texts together and also includes Hints, the notes which Wollstonecraft made towards a second, never completed, volume of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Human rights, Liberty, Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797, Reflections on the Revolution in France, France History Revolution, 1789-1799 Causes, Women's rights Great Britain, Women Education Great Britain