Mary Wollstonecraft — feminist, philosopher, writer, editor, translator, and reviewer
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Original Stories from Real Life, With Conversations, Calculated to Regulate the Affections, and Form the Mind to Truth and Goodness
London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1791
Courageous British political philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft was one of the first great feminist writers. She had kept a school and worked as a governess, but failed at both. Her Original Stories, with engravings by William Blake, was published by the dissenting publisher Joseph Johnson, whose friendship and support for her work encouraged her. She did translations and served as reviewer and editorial assistant for his Analytical Review. Johnson published all of Wollstonecraft’s books.
Wollstonecraft, Mary, Original Stories from Real Life, With Conversations, Calculated to Regulate the Affections, and Form the Mind to Truth and Goodness, London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1791, Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed March 04, 2021, https://exhibits.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/baskin/item/4063