By Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin
In those heavily associated works - a shuttle ebook and a biography of its writer - we witness a relocating come across among of the main bold and unique minds of the overdue eighteenth century: a quick place of abode in Sweden is the checklist of Wollstonecraft's final trip looking for happiness, into the distant and gorgeous backwoods of Scandinavia. the hunt for a misplaced treasure send, the ache of a wrecked love affair, thoughts of the French Revolution, and the eager for a few Golden Age, all form this brilliant narrative, which Richard Holmes argues is among the ignored masterpieces of early English Romanticism.
Memoirs is Godwin's personal account of Wollstonecraft's lifestyles, written with passionate depth a couple of weeks after her tragic loss of life. Casting apart literary conference, Godwin creates an intimate portrait of his spouse, startling in its candour and mental fact. acquired with outrage through pals and critics alike, and almost suppressed for a century, it might now be famous as one of many landmarks within the improvement of contemporary biography.
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A Short Residence in Sweden & Memoirs of the Author of 'The Rights of Woman' by Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin