Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft

1759–1797

Nationality: English

Historical Period: The 18th Century

Wollstonecraft was an English author who rose to prominence with a very quick response to Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France. She extended her analysis two years later to defend the idea of equal rights for women in one of the founding texts of modern feminism - A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Wollstonecraft lived in France during the Revolution and wrote an early history of that event. She also wrote travel letters and novels.

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