Mary: A Fiction

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Mary: A Fiction
by Mary Wollstonecraft
Mary: A Fiction is the first and only complete novel written by the eighteenth-century British feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. It tells the tragic story of a heroine's successive "romantic friendships" with a woman and a man. Composed while Wollstonecraft was a governess in Ireland, the novel was published in 1788 shortly after her summary dismissal and her momentous decision to embark on a writing career, a precarious and disreputable profession for women in eighteenth-century Britain.
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L'exercice des plus sublimes vertus eleve et nourrit le genie.[1]
                                                           ROUSSEAU.


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  1. Wikisource translation: "the exercise of the most sublime virtues raises and nourishes genius."


This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.