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The Life and death of Mary Wollstonecraft. by  Claire Tomalin - First American edition  - 1974 - from Bygone Books (SKU: 3972)

The Life and death of Mary Wollstonecraft.

The Life and death of Mary Wollstonecraft. by  Claire Tomalin - First American edition  - 1974 - from Bygone Books (SKU: 3972)
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The Life and death of Mary Wollstonecraft.

by Tomalin, Claire

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ISBN 10
0151515395
ISBN 13
9780151515394
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NY: NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974., 1974. First American edition . Hardcover. VG/VG+. 0151515395 1st American edition 9stated, letter line], 8vo, purple boards backed in black cloth, 316 pages, b/w illustrations, chronology, bibliography, family tree on endpapers. VERY GOOD book / VERY GOOD+ jacket: light sunning to board edges at top and bottom, faint spotting to top page edge, slightly cocked, internally clean and tight; jacket has slight edgewear.

Synopsis

Witty, courageous and unconventional, Mary Wollstonecraft was one of the most controversial figures of her day. She published 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman'; travelled to revolutionary France and lived through the Terror and the destruction of the incipient French feminist movement; produced an illegitimate daughter; and married William Godwin before dying in childbed at the age of thirty-eight. Often embattled and bitterly disappointed, she never gave up her radical ideas or her belief that courage and honesty would triumph over convention.Winner of the Whitbread First Book Prize in 1974, this haunting biography achieved wide critical acclaim. Writing in the New Statesman, J H Plumb called it, 'Wide, penetrating, sympathetic. There is no better book on Mary Wollstonecraft, nor is there likely to be'.

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Bookseller
Bygone Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
3972
Title
The Life and death of Mary Wollstonecraft.
Author
Tomalin, Claire
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - VG/VG+
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First American edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0151515395
ISBN 13
9780151515394
Publisher
NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974.
Place of Publication
NY
Date Published
1974
Keywords
LITERARY BIOGRAPHY WOMEN AUTHORS LITERATURE Literary Biography / Letters
Bookseller catalogs
Literary Biography / Letters; Women Writers;

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