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  • LOST IN SPACE: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond. by Barr, Marleen S. ( Foreword by Marge Piercy)
    Barr, Marleen S. ( Foreword by Marge Piercy)
    LOST IN SPACE: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, (1993.). First edition - Discusses the works of such writers as Anne McCaffrey, Joanna Russ, Margaret Atwood, Jessica Amanda Salmanson, Kate Wilhelm, Tiptree and Octavia Butler, among others. Notes, references, index. 233 pp. ISBN: 0-807844217.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease to corner of front cover.)

    Book ID: 55662
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  • ELLA PRICE'S JOURNAL. by Bryant, Dorothy.
    Bryant, Dorothy.
    ELLA PRICE'S JOURNAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1972.) dj. Hardcover - A minor classic of feminist literature, the story of a woman who, through the process of keeping a journal, discovers ideas, people, books and - most importantly - herself. 257 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dj (spine label on dj.)

    Book ID: 47428
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  • GODDESSES, GODDESSES. by Canan, Janine.
    Canan, Janine.
    GODDESSES, GODDESSES.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Oakland, CA: Regent Press, (2007). SIGNED first edition - A collection of essays - on art, nature, history, growing up in California (and considering leaving it), Iris Murdoch, James Broughton and other writers, and more - by this award-winning poet. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Includes an appendix with an 11 page list of Canan's publications. 305 pp. ISBN: 9781587901294.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63786
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  • Cooper, Jane; Braverman, Kate; Mairs, Nancy et als(Sallie Bingham & Frederick Snook, editors)
    THE AMERICAN VOICE, NO. 19, Summer 1990.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Louisville, KY: The Kentucky Foundation for Women, 1990. First edition - A quarterly magazine of poetry and prose. In addiition to the contributors listed above, this issue includes an essay by Marguerite Feitlowitz on the works of Angelica Gorodischer, the Argentinian writer for whom she is the American translator, and a story written in 1875 from the unpublished papersof Elizabeth Robins, which might be the first example of the use of the word "herstory." We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Fine in stiff wrappers.

    Book ID: 14672
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  • SLEEPING WITH SOLDIERS: In Search of the Macho Man. by Daniell, Rosemary.
    Daniell, Rosemary.
    SLEEPING WITH SOLDIERS: In Search of the Macho Man.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - An amazingly frank and gutsy book by the Southern poet and writer. Don't let the title turn you off - at the bottom of this book is an acceptance of people as they are - Cover praise from Alice Walker, Rita Mae Brown and Pat Conroy (who called it 'tough, bawdy, reckless and humane.'). 259 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0624312.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 2037
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  • SLEEPING WITH SOLDIERS: In Search of the Macho Man. by Daniell, Rosemary.
    Daniell, Rosemary.
    SLEEPING WITH SOLDIERS: In Search of the Macho Man.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - An amazingly frank and gutsy book by the Southern poet and writer. Don't let the title turn you off - at the bottom of this book is an acceptance of people as they are - Cover praise from Alice Walker, Rita Mae Brown and Pat Conroy (who called it 'tough, bawdy, reckless and humane.'}. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0624312.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40533
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  • SLEEPING WITH SOLDIERS. IN SEARCH OF THE MACHO MAN. by Daniell, Rosemary.
    Daniell, Rosemary.
    SLEEPING WITH SOLDIERS. IN SEARCH OF THE MACHO MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - An amazingly frank and gutsy book by the Southern poet and writer. Don't let the title turn you off - at the bottom of this book is an acceptance of people as they are - Cover praise from Alice Walker, Rita Mae Brown and Pat Conroy (who called it 'tough, bawdy, reckless and humane.'}. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0624312.

    Condition: Very good+ in a near fine dust jacket (appears unread, but a spot on top edge (coffee?) with staining on approx 1/6" of upper edges of some pages.).

    Book ID: 8515
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  • Daniell, Rosemary.
    SLEEPING WITH SOLDIERS: In Search of the Macho Man.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart, 1984. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An amazingly frank and gutsy book by the Southern poet and writer. Don't let the title turn you off - at the bottom of this book is an acceptance of people as they are - SIGNED on the front endpaper. Cover praise from Alice Walker, Rita Mae Brown and Pat Conroy (who called it 'tough, bawdy, reckless and humane.'). 259 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0624312.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (usual toning to the edges of the dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 46677
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  • MERCY. by Dworkin, Andrea
    Dworkin, Andrea
    MERCY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Controversial novel about sexual abuse and rape, by this feminist writer. SIGNED on the title page. Publisher's Weekly stated that in her earlier books "Dworkin established a reputation as a provocative writer of feminist literature. She gives her own name to the protagonist/narrator of this powerful, almost frenzied, admittedly autobiographical novel that chronicles her life and sexual victimization. The novel's unparagraphed prose - like Andrea, intense, jumpy, impassioned-- - brilliantly captures the narrator's mental and physical degradation." Author's note. 344 pp. ISBN: 0-941423-697.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket,

    Book ID: 74901
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  • MERCY. by Dworkin, Andrea
    Dworkin, Andrea
    MERCY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Controversial novel about sexual abuse and rape, by this feminist writer. SIGNED on the front endpaper. Publisher's Weekly stated that in her earlier books "Dworkin established a reputation as a provocative writer of feminist literature. She gives her own name to the protagonist/narrator of this powerful, almost frenzied, admittedly autobiographical novel that chronicles her life and sexual victimization. The novel's unparagraphed prose--like Andrea, intense, jumpy, impassioned--brilliantly captures the narrator's mental and physical degradation." Author's note. 344 pp. ISBN: 0-941423-697.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20637
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  • RUTH FIELDING AT GOLDEN PASS or The Perils of an Artificial Avalanche. #21 in series. by Emerson, Alice B. [Elizabeth M. Duffield Ward]
    Emerson, Alice B. [Elizabeth M. Duffield Ward]
    RUTH FIELDING AT GOLDEN PASS or The Perils of an Artificial Avalanche. #21 in series.

    Edition: First or very early edition.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1928). Hardcover - Ruth receives financial backing from an unknown person, and the Ruth Fielding Film Company is created. Already a talented writer, Ruth is now a successful director. Ruth is also still postponing marriage to Tom. Towards the end of this book is a bit of rather astonishing dialogue for a juvenile series - Tom is jealous of an actor who kisses Ruth on screen, but the actor explains "I can't make love for a cent no matter how hard I try. You see, I don't care for girls that way, never did." Lists to this title at beginning of book, to #22 the ads at the rear. Glossy frontispiece. 205 pp plus 6 pp of publisher's advertisements.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with black lettering and illustration on front cover (bookplate, previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 73109
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  • SISTER NO BLUES. by Gossett, Hattie.
    Gossett, Hattie.
    SISTER NO BLUES.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Ithaca, New York: Firebrand Books, (1998). First edition - Poems and prose poems, monologues and dialogues by this feminist writer - poems that detail the experiences of a black urban woman eking out a living as a waitress, cleaning person, office temp and more - drugs, racism, greed all play a part in these poems. 143 pp. ISBN: 0-932379494.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64831
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  • SEX AND DESTINY: The Politics of Human Fertility. by Greer, Germaine.
    Greer, Germaine.
    SEX AND DESTINY: The Politics of Human Fertility.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1984.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A provocative look at American families and especially our child rearing habits by this noted feminist. Boldly and very personally INSCRIBED on the half title page "For -- (difficult, proud, exciting, dangerous) with love" Notes, index. xii, 539 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0151404.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55867
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  • THE CIVIL WARS OF JULIA WARD HOWE: A Biography. by [Howe, Julia Ward, 1819 - 1910] Showalter, Elaine,
    [Howe, Julia Ward, 1819 - 1910] Showalter, Elaine,
    THE CIVIL WARS OF JULIA WARD HOWE: A Biography.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which is described as "the first biography to reveal Julia Ward Howe - the author of 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic' - as a feminist pioneer who fought her own battle for creative freedom and independence. She was a heiress and aspiring poet when she married Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, an internationally-acclaimed pioneer in the education of the blind. Together the Howes knew many of the key figures of their era, from Charles Dickens to John Brown. But he also wasted her inheritance, isolated and discouraged her, and opposed her literary ambitions." Illustrated with photographs. Notes, index. xiv, 302 pp. ISBN: 978-1451645903.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (light toning)

    Book ID: 80672
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  • FACING TWO WAYS: The Story of My Life. by Ishimoto, Baroness Shidzue (1897-2001)
    Ishimoto, Baroness Shidzue (1897-2001)
    FACING TWO WAYS: The Story of My Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar & Rinehart Inc., (1935). Hardcover first edition - The memoirs of an 20th century Japanese feminist and one of the first women elected to the Diet of Japan. She was best known as a pioneer in the birth control movement and a strong supporter of labour reform. Born into a family of samurai, she married a young baron at an early age, and they began their life together at the Miike coal fields in Japan and she witnessed first hand the hardships endured by the miners. In 1922, she was Margaret Sanger's guide during her first trip to Japan. Illustrated with photographs in black and white. 373 pp.

    Condition: Good only in beige cloth with an illustrated pasted on label on the front cover, and a title label on the spine. (fraying to the sides of the spine, other wear.)

    Book ID: 55722
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  • Jacoby, Susan.
    THE POSSIBLE SHE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her third book, collection of articles which explores the extraordinary changes in the lives of women, and the influence of feminism on America. 189 pp. ISBN: 0-374236453.

    Condition: Very good in like dust jacket (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 61368
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  • GOING OUT OF OUR MINDS: The Metaphysics of Liberation. by Johnson, Sonia,
    Johnson, Sonia,
    GOING OUT OF OUR MINDS: The Metaphysics of Liberation.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, (1987.). SIGNED first edition - A discussion of the path that took Johnson from Mormon housewife to a proponent of radical feminism, and especially of her last five years in the feminist movement. . After being excommunicated from the Mormon church in 1977 for supporting the Equal Rights Amendment, she became increasingly involved in the women's movement until the failure of the ERA, led to her renouncing working within the system as she came to believe that women must be "out of their minds" and should work outside the "patriarchy" to effect societal change. INSCRIBED on the title page "Dear .... keep on breaking free" and dated in the year of publication. Notes 359 pp. ISBN: 0-895942402.

    Condition: Good in illustrated wrappers (would be near fine except that several pages have yellow highlighting.)

    Book ID: 40699
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  • HOW TO HEPBURN : Lessons on Living from Kate The Great by Karbo, Karen.
    Karbo, Karen.
    HOW TO HEPBURN : Lessons on Living from Kate The Great

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Part guidebook and part biography, this is a wonderfully offbeat look at femininity and empowerment in 20th century America as embodied in the career of Katherine Hepburn. INSCRIBED "For--Turtlenecks rock, as we know. enjoy!" 193 pp. ISBN: 13579108642.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59649
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  • THE DOTTERY. by Kaschock, Kirsten.
    Kaschock, Kirsten.
    THE DOTTERY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, (2014). First edition - The third collection of poems - brief prose poems, in this case - by this author. Winner of the Donald Hall prize in poetry. Brian Teare calls this book "Irreverent, irrepressible and intelligent. . . [it] subjects the identity we call 'daughter'to a deeply feminist skepticism." 75 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72720
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  • THE COST OF LOVING: Woman and the New Fear of Intimacy. by Marshall, Megan.
    Marshall, Megan.
    THE COST OF LOVING: Woman and the New Fear of Intimacy.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    New York: Putnam, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of interviews and insights of women from different backgrounds - discusses feminism, professional, self-fulfillment and sexual liberation and the definition of each to these women. 222 pp. ISBN: 0-399-12859.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61341
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  • HARRIET MARTINEAU'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND MEMORIALS OF HARRIET MARTINEAU (2 volumes, complete) by Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876 (edited by Maria Weston Chapman, 1806-1885)
    Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876 (edited by Maria Weston Chapman, 1806-1885)
    HARRIET MARTINEAU'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND MEMORIALS OF HARRIET MARTINEAU (2 volumes, complete)

    Edition: Fourth edition (first published in the US in 1877.)

    Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1879. Hardcover - The autobiography of one of the most remarkable women of the 19th century, edited and with a volume of Memorials by her long-time friend, the abolitionist, Maria Weston Chapman. In 1855, Martineau was diagnosed with a fatal disease and she wrote the first two volumes of this autobiography in 3 months, and had it printed up for immediate release upon her death - an event which came 21 years later. Originally published in 3 volumes, this American edition is complete in 2 volumes. Despite a life-long struggle with her health, and gradually increasing deafness beginning in childhood, Martineau's output and her influence was prodigious - the author of approximately 100 books…

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    Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1879. Hardcover - The autobiography of one of the most remarkable women of the 19th century, edited and with a volume of Memorials by her long-time friend, the abolitionist, Maria Weston Chapman. In 1855, Martineau was diagnosed with a fatal disease and she wrote the first two volumes of this autobiography in 3 months, and had it printed up for immediate release upon her death - an event which came 21 years later. Originally published in 3 volumes, this American edition is complete in 2 volumes. Despite a life-long struggle with her health, and gradually increasing deafness beginning in childhood, Martineau's output and her influence was prodigious - the author of approximately 100 books and 1500 to 2000 editorials and articles, she was known for popularizing the ideas of James Mill, Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, Jeremy Bentley and others. Gayle Graham Yates describes her as a protogenitor of the feminist movement: "thirty years before the beginning of an organized women's rights campaign in England, Harriet Martineau was a wide-ranging, progressive, and thorough-going feminist in nearly every sense in which that word is used today. Embracing practically every cause clearly in favor of woman's advancement in her lifetime [such as education, work, and marriage] and taking up certain issues that were not so definitely identified as parts of the feminist fabric until the 1960s and 1970s. Martineau was a giant among early feminists. . . . She was the first Englishwoman to make the analogy between the American woman's lot and the slave's." Illustrated with several plates. Volume 1: x, 594 pp; Volume 2: vi, 596 pp. This copy is an interesting association copy, it bears the name and annotations of G. R. Wieland, the noted paleobotanist, whose papers at Yale University include the manuscript of an article entitled 'Harriet Martineau's American Visit' - an indication of his serious interest in her life.

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    Condition: Good condition overall in embossed brown cloth with gilt titling on the spine. Foxing to the edges of the textblock and especially to the plates and tissue guard (the text is almost unaffected), previous owners' names (with the earliest being that of Pauline Esselborn, perhaps the wife of German immigrant and Ohio winemaker, Julius Esselborn), a little scattered pencilled underlining and marginal notations (erasable) and comments in both ink and pencil in the hand of G. R. Wieland on the blank rear pages.

    Book ID: 34067
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  • ON LIES, SECRETS AND SILENCE: Selected Prose 1966-1978. by Rich, Adrienne.
    Rich, Adrienne.
    ON LIES, SECRETS AND SILENCE: Selected Prose 1966-1978.

    Edition: Small trade paperback.

    New York: Norton, (1979.). A collection of essays by this noted poet and feminist - among the topics are Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Jane Eyre, Anne Sexton, the poems of Eleanor Ross Taylor, open admissions, lesbianism and motherhood and more. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-393-009424.

    Condition: Very good in glossy white wrappers (curling to corners.)

    Book ID: 54085
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  • THE DREAM OF A COMMON LANGUAGE, Poems 1974-1977. by Rich, Adrienne.
    Rich, Adrienne.
    THE DREAM OF A COMMON LANGUAGE, Poems 1974-1977.

    Edition: Early printing - trade paperback.

    New York: Norton, (1978.). The underlying theme of these poems is women communicating with other women, honestly, fearlessly - sharing a 'common language.' Although this copy has a number line beginning with a "1" it is apparently a slightly later printing of this book - back cover includes a review by Margaret Atwood, a price of $4.95, no picture of Rich77 pp. ISBN: 0-393-045102.

    Condition: Fine in printed tan wrappers with black and red lettering.

    Book ID: 65162
    Keywords: feminism, lesbian, Poetry
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  • CAMELLIA STREET by Rodoreda. Merce (1908-1993); Sandra Cisneros, foreword, signed.
    Rodoreda. Merce (1908-1993); Sandra Cisneros, foreword, signed.
    CAMELLIA STREET

    Edition: First printing

    St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Story of Cecelia, a street corner prostitute in war-torn Barcelona in the 1940s and 1950s. "It is a profoundly feminist work that etches one powerless women's strength in the face of male brutality; it ends on a note of tenuous rebirth." Translated from the Catalan, and with an Introduction, by David H. Rosenthal. SIGNED by Sandra Cisneros at her foreword. 186 pp. ISBN: 1-55597-192X.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59492
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  • GOLDEN DAYS. by See, Carolyn.
    See, Carolyn.
    GOLDEN DAYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, (1976.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A wild and witty combination of feminist fiction and post-nuclear apocalyptic fantasy set on the California coast, where nuclear war has melted the sandy beaches into multi-colored glass and a bunch of crazies are about to rescue the human race with a new beginning of "golden days." INSCRIBED on the title page "For --- Don't believe those other guys. Believe me." 196 pp. Dust jacket by Fred Marcellino. ISBN: 0-07-0561206.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (phone number and name on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 49914
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  • FIRE WITH FIRE: The New Female Power and How It Will Change the 21st Century. by Wolf, Naomi.
    Wolf, Naomi.
    FIRE WITH FIRE: The New Female Power and How It Will Change the 21st Century.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second book by this sometimes rather controversial feminist author, perhaps more relevant now than ever. Notes, selected bibliography, index. xix, 373 pp. ISBN: 0-67942718X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 67790
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  • [Wollstonecraft , Mary. 1759-1797] Jacobs, Diane.
    HER OWN WOMAN: The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A well-written, interesting and definitive biography of this pioneering 18th century feminist, best known for her "Vindication of the Rights of Woman" - her plea for female independence borne out of her bitter personal experience. Included in this book is an account of Mary's helped her sister escape from an abusive marriage, her successful literary career, her travels to Paris to witness the Terror following the French Revolution, the birth of her illegitimate daughter and her marriage to William Godwin before dying after the birth of her second daughter (Mary Shelley). Based on several new first sources, among which are Joseph Johnson's letters, only discovered in 1990 (Johnson…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A well-written, interesting and definitive biography of this pioneering 18th century feminist, best known for her "Vindication of the Rights of Woman" - her plea for female independence borne out of her bitter personal experience. Included in this book is an account of Mary's helped her sister escape from an abusive marriage, her successful literary career, her travels to Paris to witness the Terror following the French Revolution, the birth of her illegitimate daughter and her marriage to William Godwin before dying after the birth of her second daughter (Mary Shelley). Based on several new first sources, among which are Joseph Johnson's letters, only discovered in 1990 (Johnson was her publisher and Thomas Paine's), and other letters referring to her American lover, Gilbert Imlay. The letters reveal a more human side of Wollstonecraft- that of a woman who assumed much of the financial responsibility of her siblings, but also a woman revelling on love - and one with a sense of humor. In a letter to Imlay , her lover, when she is trying to come up with a word to name their relationship she poses the suggestion 'shall I ask the little twitcher?' Illustrated with photographs. Notes, bibliography, index. 333 pp. ISBN: 0-68481093X.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 31291
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