Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)


Mary Wollstonecraft, The Works (7 vols, 1989)

---, Political Writings, ed. J. Todd (1993)

---, A Vindication of the Rights of WomanA Vindication of the Rights of Men Oxford World's Classics ed. Janet Todd [also contains An Historical and Moral View of the French Revolution 1794] See also here

---, Collected Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft (1979),

---,Mary, The Wrongs of Woman ed Gary Kelly (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998)

---, An Historical and Moral View of the Origin and Development of the French Revolution (UCL, chapter 3)

Biography and Criticism:  

Alexander, Meena Women in Romanticism: Mary W, Dorothy Wordsworth and Mary Shelley (1989)

Barker-Benfield, G. J., ‘Wollstonecraft and the Crisis over Sensibility in the 1790s’, in The Culture of Sensibility: Sex and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain (1992), 351-395

Blakemore, Steven, Crisis in Representation: Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft, Helen Maria Williams, and the Rewriting of the French Revolution (1997)

Callander, Michelle, ‘"The Grand theatre of Political Changes": Marie Antoinette, the Republic, and the Politics of Spectacle in Mary Wollstonecraft’s An Historical and Moral View of the French Revolution’, European Romantic Review, 11 (Fall, 2000), 375-392 [not in library]

Cole, Lucinda, ‘(Anti)Feminist Sympathies: The Politics of Relationship in Smith, Wollstonecraft, and More’, English Literary History, 58 (1991), 107-40

Craciun, Adriana, A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women (London: Routledge, 2002)

Davidson, Jenny, '"Professed Enemies of Politeness": Sincerity and the Problem of Gender in Godwin's Enquiry Concerning Political Justice and Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman', Studies in Romanticism, 39 (2000)

Conger, Sandy McMillen  Mary Wollstonecraft and the Language of Sensibility (1994)

Ferguson, S. and Janet Todd, Mary Wollstonecraft (1984)

Ferguson, S., 'The Radical Ideas of Mary Wollstonecraft', Canadian Journal of Political Science, 32 (1999), 427-450

Eleanor Flexner, Mary Wollstonecraft: A Biography (1972)

Furniss, Tom, ‘Gender in Revolution: Edmund Burke and Mary Wollstonecraft’, in Everest, Kelvin, ed., Revolution in Writing: British Literary Responses to the French Revolution (Milton Keynes: Open University Press,1991), pp. 65-100

Godwin, William, Memoirs of the Author of the "Vindication of the Rights of Woman" (1798; fascimile repr. 1993)

Howard, Carol, 'Wollstonecraft's Thoughts on Slavery and Corruption', Eighteenth Century, 45 (2004), 61-86

Kelly, Gary, Revolutionary Feminism: the Mind and Career of Mary Wollstonecraft (London, 1992)

Johnson, Claudia, The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft (Cambridge, 2002)

Jones, Vivien, ‘Placing Jemima: Women Writers of the 1790s and the Eighteenth-Century Prostitution Narrative’, Women’s Writing, 4 (1997), 201-20 [available on the net]

Jones, Vivien,‘Women Writing Revolution: Narratives of History and Sexuality in Wollstonecraft and Williams’, in Copley, Stephen and Whale, John, eds. Beyond Romanticism: New Approaches to Texts and Contexts 1780-1832 (1992), 178-99

Jones, Vivien, ‘The Tyranny of the Passions’: Feminism and Heterosexuality in the Fiction of Wollstonecraft and Hays’, in Sally Ledger and Jane Spencer (eds), Political Gender: Texts and Contexts (London: Harvester, 1984), 173-88 [short loan]

Jordan, Elaine, ‘Criminal Conversation: On Mary Wollstonecraft’s The Wrongs of Woman’, Women’s Writing, 4 (1997), 221-34 [available on the net]

Jump, Harriet D., ‘"The cool eye of observation": Mary Wollstonecraft and the French Revolution’, in Everest, Kelvin, ed., Revolution in Writing: British Literary Responses to the French Revolution (Milton Keynes : Open University Press,1991), pp.101-119

Lorch, Jennifer, Mary Wollstonecraft: The Making of a Radical Feminist (1990)

Maassen, Irmgard, 'Mary Wollstonecraft: Romance and the Anxiety of Reading', Romanticism, 5 (1999), 172-187

McGann, Andrew, ‘Domestic Revolutions: Mary Wollstonecraft and the Limits of Radical Sentimentality’, in Cultural Politics in the 1790s: Literature, Radicalism and The Public Sphere (1999), pp. 145-180

Moore, Jane, Mary Wollstonecraft, Writers and Their Work (Plymouth: Northcote House, 1999) 

---, 'Sex, Slavery and Rights in Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindications, in Carl Plasa and Betty J. Ring (ed.), The Discourse of Slavery: Aphra Behn to Toni Morrison (1994), 18-39

---, 'Wollstonecraft's Secrets', Women's Writing, 4 (1997), 247-60

Myers, Mitzi, ‘Unfinished Business: Wollstonecraft’s Maria’, The Wordsworth Circle, 11 (Spring, 1980), 107-

Myers, Mitzi, ‘Godwin’s memoirs of Wollstonecraft: The Shaping of Self and Subject’, Studies in Romanticism, 20 (1981), 299-316

Mary Poovey, The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer: Ideology as Style in the Works of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, and Jane Austen (1984)

Rajan, Tillotama, ‘Wollstonecraft and Godwin: Reading the Secrets of the Political Novel’, Studies in Romanticism, 27 (1988), 221-51

Rendall, Jane, ‘"The grand causes which combine to carry mankind forward": Wollstonecraft, History and Revolution’, Women's Writing, 4 (1997), 155-72 [available on the net]

Virginia Shapiro, Vindication of Political Virtue: The Political Theory of Mary Wollstonecraft (1992)

St Clair, William The Godwins and the Shelleys (1989)

Swift, Simon, 'Mary Wollstonecraft and the "Reserve of Reason"', Studies in Romanticism, 45 (2006), 3-24

Taylor, Barbara, Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003)

Todd, Janet, ‘Reason and Sensibility in Mary Wollstonecraft’s The Wrongs of Woman’, Frontiers, 5 (1980), 17-20

---, Mary Wollstonecraft: A Revolutionary Life (2000)

Tomalin, Claire, The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft (1974; rev. ed., 1992)

Ty, Eleanor, ‘Female Confinement Literalized: The Wrongs of Woman; or Maria’, in Ty, Unsex'd Revolutionaries: Five Women Novelists of the 1790's (Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1993) [short loan]

Hit Counter