A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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Product Number: Z100103607
Released: Jan 15, 2016
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ISBN: #9781843799931
Narrator/s: Fiona Shaw
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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One of the earliest contributions to feminist philosophy, Wollstonecraft's powerful treatise on the value of women in society tackles many of the patriarchal attitudes prevalent in the eighteenth century. In addition to championing the notion that women enjoy all the same fundamental rights as men, Wollstonecraft argues that men benefit from treating their wives as companions rather than commodities. Touching upon many themes in women's education, A Vindications of the Rights of Woman remains a bold and powerful read.


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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Product Number: BX00049763
Product Number:Z100103607
Product Number:DD23840

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Author(s): Mary Wollstonecraft
Narrator(s): Fiona Shaw
Product Number DD23840
Released: Mar 01, 2016
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Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781843799924
Author(s): Mary Wollstonecraft
Product Number EB00596881
Released: Mar 15, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101650820
Author(s): Mary Wollstonecraft
Product Number EB00592656
Released: Jan 27, 2015
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781497684218
Author(s): Mary Wollstonecraft
Product Number EB00675997
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781609778866

Professional reviews

"Fiona Shaw's narration brings out the meaning of prose that many listeners may find a bit difficult to parse, making this classic work more accessible to a general audience. Described as an early feminist, Wollstonecraft was both a product of, and ahead of, her time. Her primary thesis--which was far from the prevailing view of the nineteenth century--was that women should have equal opportunity to be educated consistent with their class in order for them to be able to fulfill their duties as mothers and wives. Shaw adopts a tone of righteous indignation as Wollstonecraft attacks the views of Rousseau, who felt that educating women was wasteful, and others. The contrast between their arguments is enhanced by the dual presentation of Shaw and Jonathan Keeble in a point/counterpoint discussion. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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