Mary Wollstonecraft


In 1790 Edmund Burke published his famous attack on the French Revolution,Reflections on the Revolution in France. The book outraged all English radicals, including Wollstonecraft.

Her response was published as A Vindication of the Rights of Men, and was an immediate success, as was her next book, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

In order to observe the Revolution in the flesh, Wollstonecraft lived in France from 1793 to 1795. During her residence she published An historical and moral view of the origin and progress of the French Revolution and the effect it has produced in Europe (London, 1794). (Next)