Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Book reviews - a beginning

Thanks again to the Happy Historian http://bit.ly/jjOaSn
There are so many fantastic resources about Mary Wollstonecraft. Some read like PhD theses turned into monographs (Gladstone and Women); some raise amateurism to new heights (Mary Jane's Daughter and indeed the Featured Articles of Wikipedia); some bring Mary's philosophy to a new audience (Early Modern Texts); some touch on her life (Godwin's Diary). Many are web-only resources (the first Vindication is less readily available than you might expect) but many are books. Here is a list, in no particular order, of those on my writing-up list, most of which I have already read. I will report on them one by one. Tuesdays are for resources, and this should take me well into the autumn, given inevitable interruptions and delights:

Gladstone and Women - Anne Isba (touched on, in the post referred to above, but there is more to be extracted)
City of Darkness, City of Light - Marge Piercy (a novel set in Paris during the Revolution and Terror)
Ladies of the Grand Tour - Brian Dolan (a poor index)
Rebel Daughters: Ireland in conflict 1798 - Janet Todd (touched on in the post about Margaret King)
A Passionate Sisterhood: The sisters, wives and daughters of the Lake Poets - Kathleen Jones
A Voice of Discontent: A Woman's Journey through the Long Eighteenth Century - Jennifer C. Kelsey
Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft - Lyndall Gordon
Sheila Rowbotham presents A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Empire des Nairs
and the one by the Indian missionary
The Sisters of Nansfield: A Tale for Young Women - Mrs Mason

(No American angle today, unlike the previous two days' musings on Mary and the USA and Rev Price and the Revolution. Tomorrow, American places; Thursday, lost daughters leading up to Seneca Falls; Friday, statues to rival those in Canada; Saturday, perhaps a return to Hollywood.)

1 comment:

  1. Very many thanks for bringing this blog to my attention. A wonderful place to learn more about the wonderful Mary. My small attempt, which you have already visited, is here http://triedandtestedusermanuals.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/education-mary-wollstonecraft/