Books Non-Fiction Reviews

A Vindication on the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft

January 21, 2019

This book is about as exciting as it sounds from the title. Don't get me wrong I understand her views and agree with a fair amount of what Mary Wollstonecraft says in this book. However, 200+ pages of very similar if not the same point reiterated in a slightly different order...which synonymous words and phrases is not fun. Also nor is the fact that this is painful to read considering the classist and also non-inclusive feminism present during the late 1700's.

I'm more intrigued in the life of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley, so I will probably read more of her work. But A Vindication hasn't started me on the right foot. I do however love the quote "like the feathered race, they have nothing to do but plume themselves". It made me giggle when it probably shouldn't have done.


Name: A Vindication on the Rights of Women

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Oxford World Classics

Pages: 218

ISBN:  978-0-19-955546-8

Rating: 2/5

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Katie x

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