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Mary Wollstonecraft

Author, Philosopher (27-Apr-1759 — 10-Sep-1797)


Meena Alexander. Women in Romanticism: Mary Wollstonecraft, Dorothy Wordsworth, and Mary Shelley. Rowman & Littlefield. 1989. 215pp.

Steven Blakemore. Intertextual War: Edmund Burke and the French Revolution in the Writings of Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Paine, and James Mackintosh. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1997. 256pp.

Jacob Bouten. Mary Wollstonecraft and the Beginnings of Female Emancipation in France and England. Porcupine Press. 1975. 184pp.

Helen M. Buss; David Lorne Macdonald, Anne Ruth McWhir (editors). Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley: Writing Lives. Wilfrid Laurier University Press. 2001. 330pp.

Julie Ann Carlson. England's First Family of Writers: Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, Mary Shelley. JHU Press. 2007. 328pp.

William St. Clair. The Godwins and the Shelleys: The Biography of a Family. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1991. 572pp.

Syndy M. Conger. Mary Wollstonecraft and the Language of Sensibility. Associated University Presses. 1994. 214pp.

Adriana Craciun (editor). A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Routledge. 2002. 184pp.

Jean Detre. A Most Extraordinary Pair: Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1975. 328pp.

Maria J. Falco (editor). Feminist Interpretations of Mary Wollstonecraft. Penn State Press. 1996. 234pp.

Moira Ferguson. Colonialism and Gender Relations from Mary Wollstonecraft and Jamaica Kincaid: East Caribbean Connections. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. 1993. 175pp.

Eleanor Flexner. Mary Wollstonecraft: A Biography. Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. 1972. 307pp.

Margaret George. One Woman's "Situation": A Study of Mary Wollstonecraft. University of Illinois Press. 1970. 174pp.

Anthony Gordon. Mary Wollstonecraft: A New Genius. London: Little, Brown. 2005. 562pp.

Lyndall Gordon. Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft. New York, New York: HarperCollins Publishers. 2000. 562pp.

Roger Ingpen (editor). The Love Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft to Gilbert Imlay. Hutchinson. 1908. 177pp.

Diane Jacobs. Her Own Woman: The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2001.

Henry Rosher James. Mary Wollstonecraft: A Sketch. Oxford University Press. 1932. 180pp.

Claudia L. Johnson (editor). The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft. Cambridge University Press. 2002. 284pp.

Harriet Devine Jump. Mary Wollstonecraft: Writer. Harvester Wheatsheaf. 1994. 172pp.

Gary Kelly. Revolutionary Feminism: The Mind and Career of Mary Wollstonecraft. Palgrave Macmillan. 1996. 264pp.

Jennifer Lorch. Mary Wollstonecraft: The Making of a Radical Feminist. St. Martin's Press. 1990. 127pp.

Edna Nixon. Mary Wollstonecraft: Her Life and Times. Dent. 1971. 271pp.

Daniel I. O'Neill. The Burke-Wollstonecraft Debate: Savagery, Civilization, and Democracy. Penn State Press. 2007. 291pp.

Elizabeth Robins Pennell. Mary Wollstonecraft. Roberts Brothers. 1884. 360pp.

Mary Poovey. The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer: Ideology as Style in the Works of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, and Jane Austen. University of Chicago Press. 1984. 287pp.

George Preedy. The Shining Woman: Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, 1759-1797. Appleton. 1937. 324pp.

Emma Rauschenbusch-Clough. A Study of Mary Wollstonecraft and the Rights of Woman. Longmans, Green & Co.. 1898. 234pp.

Virginia Sapiro. A Vindication of Political Virtue: The Political Theory of Mary Wollstonecraft. University of Chicago Press. 1992. 366pp.

Emily W. Sunstein. A Different Face: The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft. Harper & Row. 1975. 383pp.

Ashley Tauchert. Mary Wollstonecraft and the Accent of the Feminine. Palgrave. 2002. 169pp.

Barbara Taylor. Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination. Cambridge University Press. 2003. 331pp.

George Robert Stirling Taylor. Mary Wollstonecraft: A Study in Economics and Romance. M. Secker. 1911. 209pp.

Natalie Fuehrer Taylor. The Rights of Woman as Chimera: The Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft. CRC Press. 2007. 218pp.

Margaret Tims. Mary Wollstonecraft: A Social Pioneer. Millington. 1976. 372pp.

Janet Todd. Mary Wollstonecraft: A Revolutionary Disease. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2000. 516pp.

Janet M. Todd. Mary Wollstonecraft: An Annotated Bibliography. Garland. 1976. 124pp.

Claire Tomalin. The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1975. 316pp.

Ralph M. Wardle (editor). Godwin and Mary: Letters of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. London: Constable and Company. 1967. 133pp.

Ralph Martin Wardle. Mary Wollstonecraft: A Critical Biography. University of Kansas Press. 1951. 366pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1577)

  6. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.160)

  7. A Dictionary of British and American Women Writers 1660-1800 (pp.330-33)

  8. British Authors Before 1800 (pp.223-25)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1124)

  10. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.502)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.520)

  12. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.1180)

  13. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.540)

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