A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Publisher: Vintage Classics
A key work of proto-feminism. Mary Wollstonecraft's readable and impasisoned argument is as relevant today as it was 200 years ago.
     Before the concept of equality between the sexes was even conceived, Wollstonecraft wrote this book, a treatise of proto-feminism that was as powerful and original then as it is now. In it she argues with clarity and originality for the rational education of women and for an increased female contribution to society. It was a cry for justice from a woman with no power other than that of her pen and it put into motion a drive towards greater equality between men and women, a movement which continues to this day.


"We hear [Mary Wollstonecraft's] voice and trace her influence even now among the living."