A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
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RIGHTS OF WOMAN:
POLITICAL AND MORAL SUBJECTS.
BY MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT.
PRINTED AT BOSTON,
BY PETER EDES FOR THOMAS AND ANDREWS,
Faust's Statue, No. 45, Newbury-Street,
Page Introduction 17 CHAP.I. The rights and involved duties of mankind considered 27 CHAP.II. The prevailing opinion of a sexual character discussed 39 CHAP.III. The same subject continued 71 CHAP.IV. Observations on the state of degradation to which woman is reduced by various causes 94 CHAP.V. Animadversions on some of the writers who have rendered women objects of pity, bordering on contempt 138 CHAP.VI. The effect which an early association of ideas has upon the character 203 CHAP.VII. Modesty.—Comprehensively considered and not as a sexual virtue 213 CHAP.VIII. Morality undermined by sexual notions of the importance of a good reputation 230 CHAP.IX. Of the pernicious effects which arise from the unnatural distinctions established in society 246 CHAP.X. Parental affection 263 CHAP.XI. Duty to parents 267 CHAP.XII. On national education 275 CHAP.XIII. 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 produce 313