Discover Wollstonecraft’s classic feminist text in an abridged, digestible form.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ZOE WILLIAMS
The term feminism did not yet exist when Mary Wollstonecraft wrote this book, but it was the first great piece of feminist writing. In these pages you will find the essence of her argument – for the education of women and for an increased female contribution to society. Her work made the first ripples of what would later become the tidal wave of the women’s rights movement. Rationalist but revolutionary, Wollstonecraft changed the world for women.
Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form
Mary Wollstonecraft's words ring as true today - and are as little heeded by government - as when she wrote them, 200 years ago, in her A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
The first pebble in the later avalanche of the women's rights movement
The first great piece of feminist writing
Changed the world for generations of women to come
A book that was bold in its time and is now considered the notable forerunner of the women's movement
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Join us at VINTAGE in a year of challenging ourselves to listen, hear and respond to some of the greatest female writers history has to offer. From Margaret Atwood to Mary Wollstonecraft, revisit your favourites, discover new voices and fill your bookshelf and your year with women’s voices. They matter.