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Mary Wollstonecraft Primary Sources

Historical documents. What clues can you gather about Mary Wollstonecraft, the time, place, players, and culture?

A Vindication of the Rights of Women

Wollstonecraft's 1792 feminist tract.

Mary, A Fiction

Wollstonecraft's first novel.

Maria, or the Wrongs of Woman

Text of Wollstonecraft's novel.

Posthumous Works

The writing that Wollstonecraft's husband published after her death, including the biography that ruined her reputation.

Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark

Writings from Wollstonecraft's Travels in Scandanavia.


Text of the novel by Wollstonecraft's daughter, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

Godwin's Collected Works

Online text of William Godwin's political writings.

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