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Julie among the Jacobins: Radicalism and the Sentimental Novel, 1790–1800

Nicola J. Watson

in Revolution and the Form of the British Novel, 1790-1825: Intercepted Letters, Interrupted Seductions

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112976
eISBN:
9780191670893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112976.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins with a survey of the interwoven fates of the letter and the sexually transgressive heroine in radical polemic and fiction from 1790 to 1800, examining the strategies by which ... More


Radical Affinities: Mary Wollstonecraft and Samuel Johnson

James G. Basker

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores the unexpected but profoundly important presence of Samuel Johnson in the mind and writings of Mary Wollstonecraft. It has two aims: first, to map the intertextual connections ... More


Love in the Time of Revolution: Transatlantic Literary Radicalism and Historical Change, 1793-1818

Andrew Cayton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607504
eISBN:
9781469608266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607511_Cayton
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In 1798, English essayist and novelist William Godwin ignited a transatlantic scandal with Memoirs of the Author of “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.” Most controversial were the details of the ... More


Women, Writing, and Revolution 1790–1827

Gary Kelly

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122722
eISBN:
9780191671524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122722.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The French Revolution stirred a bitter debate in Britain about the nature of civil society and the political nation. This is a study of contemporary women writers' efforts to base a reformed state ... More


The ‘business’ of a woman's life and the making of the Female Philosopher: the works of Mary Wollstonecraft

Jennie Batchelor

in Women's Work: Labour, Gender, Authorship, 1750-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082573
eISBN:
9781781701829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082573.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter addresses the complex turns that the debate on women's work took in the specific context of the 1790s and, more specifically still, in the non-fictional and imaginative publications of ... More


The maternal aliment: Feeding daughters in the works of Mary Wollstonecraft

Sarah Moss

in Spilling the Beans: Eating, Cooking, Reading and Writing in British Women's Fiction, 1770-1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076510
eISBN:
9781781702710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076510.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the materiality of reproductive labour in the works of Mary Wollstonecraft. It shows the changing dynamics in motherhood, which ceased to be solely defined by the physiological ... More


The Art of Knowing Nothing: Feminine Melancholy and Skeptical Dispossession

in Anonymous Life: Romanticism and Dispossession

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758406
eISBN:
9780804779685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758406.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines how the figure of the female melancholic, as she appears in Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and A Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, Mary ... More


“Quite Alone in a Crowd”

Andrew Cayton

in Love in the Time of Revolution: Transatlantic Literary Radicalism and Historical Change, 1793-1818

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607504
eISBN:
9781469608266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607504.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses Mary Wollstonecraft's journey from London to Paris in December 1792. Thirty-three years old and the acclaimed author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, she was determined ... More


Women's Work: Labour, Gender, Authorship, 1750-1830

Jennie Batchelor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082573
eISBN:
9781781701829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082573.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book challenges influential accounts about gender and the novel by revealing the complex ways in which labour informed the lives and writing of a number of middling and genteel women authors ... More


Radical couples, 1790–1850

Ginger S. Frost

in Living In Sin: Cohabiting As Husband and Wife in Nineteenth-century England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077364
eISBN:
9781781700723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077364.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

The period of the Civil Wars saw an outpouring of criticism for the church and traditional marriage practices. William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft's own relationships showed the risks of marital ... More


Sex and the Sexes

John Leonard

in Faithful Labourers: A Reception History of Paradise Lost, 1667-1970: Volume I: Style and Genre; Volume II: Interpretative Issues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666553
eISBN:
9780191748967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666553.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Milton has been both deplored as a misogynist and acclaimed as the pre-eminent poet of companionate marriage. This chapter traces the emergence and development of both of these views, as well as ... More


Mary Wollstonecraft: “Systemiz[ing] Oppression”—Feminism, Nature, and Animals

Barbara K. Seeber

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Barbara K. Seeber argues that Mary Wollstonecraft, a pioneering feminist theorist, also offers considerable insights into the relationship between human beings and nature. Wollstonecraft sees ... More


Praise and Opposition 1798–1799

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Hannah More's increasingly ambitious plans for her Sunday schools led her to found another in the parish of Wedmore, where she encountered serious opposition from high church clergy. In 1799 she ... More


“We Are … Differently Organized”

Andrew Cayton

in Love in the Time of Revolution: Transatlantic Literary Radicalism and Historical Change, 1793-1818

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607504
eISBN:
9781469608266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607504.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses Mary Wollstonecraft's response to Gilbert Imlay's obsession with “alum or soap.” She insisted on the revolutionary quality of their relationship. Imlay ought to stay with her ... More


 The Liberal Symbiosis

J. Rixey Ruffin

in A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

By the middle of the 1790s Bentley was arrayed against classical liberalism in both its Christian and its economic forms. Those forms had in fact come together in a newly powerful symbiosis, both in ... More


An “Exchange of Sympathy”

Andrew Cayton

in Love in the Time of Revolution: Transatlantic Literary Radicalism and Historical Change, 1793-1818

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607504
eISBN:
9781469608266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607504.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the time when Mary Wollstonecraft first met William Godwin. They met at a small party in London in November 1791. “The interview was not fortunate,” Godwin later recalled. He ... More


Early feminism: Mary Astell (1668–1731), Sophia and Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–97)

Vic George

in Major thinkers in welfare: Contemporary issues in historical perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427069
eISBN:
9781447302728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427069.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter looks at the views of Mary Astell and Sophia, before focusing on the work of Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary Astell is known for her work on the impoverished living conditions of working-class ... More


Adult Independence and Thelimits of Revolution

Corinne T. Field

in The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618142
eISBN:
9781469618166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618142.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how female intellectuals on both sides of the Atlantic began to fight for a woman's right to govern herself. With the American and French Revolutions as background, it discusses ... More


Mary Wollstonecraft and Freedom as Independence

Lena Halldenius

in Women and Liberty, 1600-1800: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198810261
eISBN:
9780191847301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810261.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter demonstrates how Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–97) uses feminist principles to modify and adapt the republican ideal of freedom as the absence of domination or dependence. It shows that, ... More


The Rhetoric of the State

Norma Thompson

in The Ship of State: Statecraft and Politics from Ancient Greece to Democratic America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088175
eISBN:
9780300128055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088175.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Mary Shelley are a cohort of writers on the modern state who are practiced in the artful extreme and in the school of Machiavelli. However, modern readers are ... More


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