A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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A

VINDICATION

OF THE

RIGHTS OF WOMAN:

WITH

STRICTURES

ON

POLITICAL AND MORAL SUBJECTS.


BY MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT.


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PRINTED AT BOSTON,

BY PETER EDES FOR THOMAS AND ANDREWS,

Faust's Statue, No. 45, Newbury-Street,



MDCCXCII.

CONTENTS.

  1. Page
  2. Introduction17
  3. CHAP.I.
  4. The rights and involved duties of mankind considered27
  5. CHAP.II.
  6. The prevailing opinion of a sexual character discussed39
  7. CHAP.III.
  8. The same subject continued71
  9. CHAP.IV.
  10. Observations on the state of degradation to which woman is reduced by various causes94
  11. CHAP.V.
  12. Animadversions on some of the writers who have rendered women objects of pity, bordering on contempt138
  13. CHAP.VI.
  14. The effect which an early association of ideas has upon the character203
  1. CHAP.VII.
  2. Modesty.—Comprehensively considered and not as a sexual virtue213
  3. CHAP.VIII.
  4. Morality undermined by sexual notions of the importance of a good reputation230
  5. CHAP.IX.
  6. Of the pernicious effects which arise from the unnatural distinctions established in society246
  7. CHAP.X. Speaker Icon.svg
  8. Parental affection263
  9. CHAP.XI.
  10. Duty to parents267
  11. CHAP.XII.
  12. On national education275
  13. CHAP.XIII.
  14. Some instances of the folly which the ignorance of women generates; with concluding reflections on the moral improvement that a revolution in female manners may naturally be expected to produce313


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