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Vindication
Lyndall Gordon

Classification : Gender And Ethnic Studies
Pub Date : Jan 19, 2006
Imprint : Virago Press Ltd
Page Extent : 576
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781844081417
Price : 725

About the book
In this stunning new biography of the eighteenth-century writer Mary Wollstonecraft, Lyndall Gordon explores the life of a woman often criticised by biographers, historians and feminists alike. Gordon challenges such slanders, and portrays instead the genius of this extraordinary woman. The two-generation approach to her life examines not only Wollstonecraft herself, but also her effect on her daughters and heirs (Mary Shelley, Fanny Imlay, Claire Clairmont and Margaret Mount Cashell), and the ways in which they carried her influence into subsequent generations.
Gordon takes stock of Wollstonecraft's life in accord with her own values rather than through the reputation history has given her. The author looks at her important relationships with Gilbert Imlay and William Godwin, and her ideas about issues such as the problems of communication between the sexes and parenthood. Through this brilliant study, Gordon, the author of biographies of Virginia Woolf and Charlotte Brontë among others, successfully reinterprets Mary Wollstonecraft for the twenty-first century.
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Lyndall Gordon
Lyndall Gordon is the prizewinning author of biographies including CHARLOTTE BRONTE, VIRGINIA WOOLF, SHARED LIVES and MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT. Born and raised in South Africa, Lyndall is a fellow of St Hi...(+)
Books by Lyndall Gordon
Charlotte Bronte (PB)
Henry James (PB)
Lives Like Loaded Guns (HB)
Lives Like Loaded Guns (PB)
Mary Wollstonecraft (HB)
Shared Lives (PB)
The Imperfect Life of T. S. Eliot (PB)
Virginia Woolf (PB)