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Women's Writing

Victorian feminism and the ghost of Mary Wollstonecraft

Victorian feminists rarely mentioned Mary Wollstonecraft and when they did attempted to distance themselves from her rather than to claim any connection with her. This…

Women's History Review

Women resisting the vote: a case of anti feminism?

The resistance of women to the vote is often regarded as a form of anti-feminism, particularly when it has its roots in an attachment to…

Feminism and Women’s Work, 1776–1928

This article surveys the emergence of work as a key priority for feminism, as it developed from early roots in the late eighteenth century, through…

Notable Figures in Nineteenth-Century Feminism

This essay argues that feminist gains in the nineteenth century were frequently driven by the leadership of notable figures, men as well as women. Beginning…

Victorian Education and the Women’s Movement

The nineteenth century saw significant reforms to the education of middle-class girls and young women, including the introduction of day and boarding schools with an…

Women and Science

This essay provides an overview of women and science, both as practitioners and subjects of scientific enquiry, from the late eighteenth century through to the…

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Chapter I The Treatment of Animals The Ant The Bee Goodness The Lark’s Nest The Asses

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Chapter II The Treatment of Animals The Difference between them and Man Parental Affection of a Dog Brutality punished

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Chapter III The Treatment of Animals The Story of crazy Robin The Man confined in the Bastille

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Chapter IX The Inconveniences of immoderate Indulgence

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Chapter V Lying Honour Truth Small Duties History of Lady 1 [Sly and Mrs Trueman]

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Chapter VI Anger Folly produces Self-contempt, and the Neglect of others

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Chapter VII Virtue the Soul of Beauty The Tulip and the Rose The Nightingale External Ornaments Characters

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Chapter VIII Summer’s Evening’s Amusement The Arrival of a Family of Haymakers Ridicule of personal Defects censured A Storm The Fear of Death The Cottage of honest Jack, the shipwrecked Sailor The History of Jack, and his faithful Dog Pompey

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Chapter X The Danger of Delay Description of a Mansion–house in Ruins The History of Charles Townley

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Chapter XI Dress A Character Remarks on Mrs 1 [Truemaris] Manner of dressing Trifling Omissions undermine Affection

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Chapter XII Behaviour to Servants True Dignity of Character

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Chapter XIII Employment Idleness produces Misery The Cultivation of the Fancy raises us above the Vulgar, extends our Happiness and leads to Virtue

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Chapter XIV Innocent Amusements Description of a Welsh Castle History of a Welsh Harper A tyrannical Landlord Family Pride

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Chapter XIX Charity The History of Peggy and her Family The Sailor’s Widow

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Chapter XV Prayer A Moon-light Scene Resignation

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Chapter XVI The Benefits arising from Devotion The History of the Village School-mistress Fatal Effects of Inattention to Expences, in the History of Mr 1 [Lofty]

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Chapter XVII The Benefits arising from Devotion The History of the Village School-mistress concluded

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Chapter XX Visit to Mrs 1 [Trueman] The Use of Accomplishments Virtue the Soul of all

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Chapter XXI The Benefit of bodily Pain Fortitude the Basis of Virtue The Folly of Irresolution

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Chapter XXIII Charity Shopping The distressed Stationer Mischievous Consequences of delaying Payment

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Chapter XXIV Visit to a poor Family in London Idleness the Parent of Vice Prodigality and Generosity incompatible The Pleasures of Benevolence True and false Motives for saving

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Chapter XXV Mrs Mason’s farewell Advice to her young Friends

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Mary Wollstonecraft and Feminist Republicanism Independence, Rights and the Experience of Unfreedom

Mary Wollstonecraft is a writer whose work continues to provoke scholarly debate. But Wollstonecraft the historical figure often obscures her importance as a philosopher. Halldenius…

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Epilogue A Feminist Without a Movement

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Liberation Economic Independence and Civil Existence

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Chapter I The Rights and Involved Duties of Mankind Considered

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Chapter II The Prevailing Opinion of a Sexual Character Discussed

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Chapter IV Observations on the State of Degradation to Which Woman is Reduced by Various Causes

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Chapter IX Of the Pernicious Effects Which Arise from the Unnatural Distinctions Established in Society

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Chapter V Animadversions on Some of the Writers Who have Rendered Women Objects of Pity, Bordering on Contempt

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Chapter VI The Effect Which an Early Association of Ideas Has Upon the Character

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Chapter VII Modesty – Comprehensively Considered, and Not as a Sexual Virtue

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Chapter VIII Morality Undermined by Sexual Notions of the Importance of a Good Reputation

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Chapter XIII Some Instances of the Folly Which the Ignorance of Women Generates; With Concluding Reflections on the Moral Improvement That a Revolution in Female Manners Might Naturally Be Expected to Produce

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Letter I William D—— to Young Charles Grandison

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Letter I William D—— to his Mother

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Letter XII Miss Emilia Grandison to Miss Charlotte L——

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Mary Wollstonecraft An Annotated Bibliography

First published in 1976, this was the first comprehensive annotated bibliography of Mary Wollstonecraft’s works and most of the critical and biographical comments on her…

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The Nineteenth-Century Woman Her Cultural and Physical World

This collection of papers draws on insights from social anthropology to illuminate historical material, and presents a set of closely integrated studies on the inter-connections…

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The Education Papers Women’s Quest for Equality in Britain, 1850–1912

First published in 1987, this volume makes available key documents, giving the contemporary reader a valuble record of women's struggle for eduacation in the nineteenth…

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Rewriting the Victorians Theory, History, and the Politics of Gender

This collection of essays, both feminist and historical, analyzes power relations between men and women in the Victorian period. This volume is the first to…

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