From Liberal to Radical: The Work and Life of Mary Wollstonecraft

  • Rosalind Sydie University of Alberta


Mary Wollstonecraft has been regarded as a liberal feminist largely on the basis of her Vindication of the Rights of Woman. An examination of her work prior to and subsequent to this publication reveals her progression from a liberal position to a more radical approach to gender issues, especially to the question of sexuality and its management. An examination of her life and work provides an historical basis for contemporary feminist discourse.
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