Letters written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (Oxford by Mary Wollstonecraft, Jon Mee, Tone Brekke

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By Mary Wollstonecraft, Jon Mee, Tone Brekke

'If ever there has been a booklet calculated to make a guy in love with its writer, this looks to me to be the book.'

William Godwin, the author's destiny husband, used to be no longer by myself in admiring Letters written in the course of a quick place of abode in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, Wollstonecraft's hottest ebook in the course of her lifetime. demanding to categorize, it truly is either an arresting shuttle booklet and a relocating exploration of her own and political selves. Wollstonecraft set out for Scandinavia simply weeks after her first suicide test, on a project from the sweetheart whose affections she doubted, to get well his silver on a boat that had long past lacking. along with her child daughter and a nursemaid, she travelled around the dramatic panorama and wrote chic descriptions of the wildlife, and the occasions and folks she encountered. What emerges so much vividly is Wollstonecraft's braveness and skill to seem past her personal anguish to the turmoil round her in progressive Europe, and a greater future.

This version comprises extra fabric at the silver send, Wollstonecraft's own letters to Imlay in the course of her journey, an extract from Godwin's memoir, and a variety of up to date reports.

Readership: Readers of vintage go back and forth literature, specifically with an curiosity in Scandinavia, historical past, Romantic literature; scholars of English Literature, Romantic interval literature, Gender/Women's reviews, historical past, particularly the French Revolution.

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So far indeed from entering immediately into your character, and making you feel instantly at your ease, like the well-bred French, their over-acted civility is a continual restraint on all your actions. The sort of superiority which a fortune gives when there is no superiority of education, excepting what consists in the observance of senseless forms, has a contrary effect than what is intended; so that I could not help reckoning the peasantry the politest people of Sweden, who only aiming at pleasing you, never think of being admired for their behaviour.

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Wollstonecraft’s letters to Imlay (Appendix 3) are taken from the first edition of the Posthumous Works (details are given at the start of the Appendix). For Godwin’s editorial practice and a recent edition of Wollstonecraft’s letters, see The Collected Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft, ed. Janet Todd, esp. p. xiv. All footnotes are by Wollstonecraft. Asterisks in the text indicate an editorial note at the back of the book. SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY Critical Editions Poston, Carol H. , 1976). ), A Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark and Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Harmondsworth, 1987).

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