All About Mary Wolstonecraft

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Ashley Koch

AP European History

December 5, 2012

Marry Wollstonecraft

Hello my name is Marry Wollstonecraft I was born on April 27th 1759, in Hoxton, near London, England. I lived in Yorkshire from 1768 to 1774 on a farm called Walkington. I was sent to a local country school for all girls. The courses there were mainly towards housekeeping. While there I made a close friend named Fanny Blood. “I served as an example to women of the nineteenth century, either as an “unsex’d female” or, to a important few, as a model author in the male-dominated world of letters.” (“ Mary Wollstonecraft” world of sociology). “I have been long recognized ad one of the most influential feminist theorists in history.” (“Mary Wollstonecraft” Encyclopedia of philosophy).

Later on in my life I became an English writer. I was not the first women to enter the male-dominated domain of political discourse but I was the most visible and least diffident. (“Mary Wollstonecraft” world of sociology). My most famous work was A Vindication of the Rights of Women. After I published A Vindication of the Rights of Women I went to Paris to write a history of the revolution. An Historical and Moral View of the French Revolution and the Effect it Has Produced in Europe. But my very first novel published was Mary: A Fiction. I taught myself German, French and Dutch so I can translate titles published so I can receive more income. One of the first of my titles to sell was Original Stories, from Real Life in 1788. One of my last important work was an unfinished novel called Maria or the Wrongs of Women.

Now it may seem I had a great life I published all these books and made lots of money, but then came the love life. In Paris I fell in love with an American explorer named Gilbert Imlay. I had my first child with him a daughter named Fanny. She was born May 1794. Imlay would leave me for long periods of time until I decided to follow him to London and that is when I discovered...
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