Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) is the founding text of modern feminism. In this sourcebook, Adriana Craciun provides the ideal starting point for readers new to Wollstonecraft's revolutionary work. Key materials include: letters by Wollstonecraft and important contemporary documents nineteenth-century responses to the text twentieth-century critical readings annotated key passages, cross-referenced to critical texts suggestions for further reading. With substantial introductory materials throughout and extensive annotation, this is the essential guide to a key literary and political text.
Adriana Craciun lectures at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the editor of Charlotte Dacre's Zofloya, or The Moor(1997), co-editor of Rebellious Hearts: British Women Writers and The French Revolution (2001) and author of the forthcoming Fatal Women of Romanticism (2002).