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The Rights of Woman

The Rights of Woman


by Anna Laetitia Barbauld

The Rights of Woman Resources


Anna's Home on the Web

This site has useful links to digital collections of Barbauld's works, some criticism, and more. Go ahead and geek out all you want.

The Home for Poetry

The Poetry Foundation has a brief biography and links to a few of Barbauld's more famous poems, but not quite as much info as other sites on the Interwebs.

University of Pennsylvania's Women Writers Collection

For some girl power info, visit the library at UPenn's cool online collection of women writers, including Anna Barbauld.


"Bad Romance"—the Women's Suffrage Version

This is related to women's rights and women's suffrage, though it's really about the suffrage movement in America in the later 19th century, after Barbauld was writing. But Barbauld and Wollstonecraft and women like them got the ball rolling.


"The Rights of Woman" Aloud

Here's a link to a reading of "The Rights of Woman." Rah-rah-sis-boom-equality.


Simple Portrait of Barbauld

Here's a small profile portrait of Anna Barbauld, from the UPenn Anna Barbauld website. Man, ain't it a shame that bonnets went out of style?

Barbauld's Letters

Here's a copy of the end of a letter by Barbauld. See if you can make out that 18th-century script.

Articles and Interviews

Early Review of Anna Barbauld

And we do mean "early"—this is from the 18th century, so watch out for some very old-fashioned vocabulary and sentence structure.

Essay by Professor Elizabeth Kraft

This essay is about another poem by Barbauld called "Washing Day," for all you academics out there.


Selected Poetry and Prose by Anna Barbauld

This is the Broadview edition of poetry and prose by Barbauld, and it's got lots of useful footnotes, a critical introduction, and interesting historical context material. Check it out from a library, or browse through the Google books version here. Fair warning: this ain't beach reading, folks.

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