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Women Writers Collection (103 Books)


Women Writers Collection is a collection of the most influential works by women written in English from the seventeenth century through the nineteenth century. Many of these titles are considered to be part of the canon of today’s feminism movement.

 
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

By: Mary Wollstonecraft

Fiction

Excerpt: DEDICATION To M. Talleyrand-Perigord, Late Bishop Of Autun. Sir, Having read with great pleasure a pamphlet which you have lately published, I dedicate this volume to you; to induce you to reconsider the subject, and maturely weigh what I have advanced respecting the rights of woman and national education: and I call with the firm tone of humanity; for my arguments, Sir, are dictated by a disinterested spirit- I plead for my sex- not for myself. Independence I h...

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Women's Work

By: Eliza Lee Follen

Fiction

Excerpt: Opposes the idea that abolition work is outside of women's proper sphere. Argues that women have an even greater call than men to work for the abolition of slavery, since it is women who suffer most from that institution.

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Woolf Essays

By: Virginia Woolf

Fiction

Excerpt: THE COMMON READER There is a sentence in Dr. Johnson's Gray which might well be written up in all those rooms, too humble to be called libraries, yet full of books, where the pursuit of reading is carried on by private people. ... I rejoice to concur with the common reader; for by the common sense of readers, uncorrupted by literary prejudices, after all the refinements of subtilty and the dogmatism of learning, must be finally decided all claim to poetical hon...

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

By: Mary Wollstonecraft

Fiction

Excerpt: DEDICATION To M. Talleyrand-Perigord, Late Bishop Of Autun. Sir, Having read with great pleasure a pamphlet which you have lately published, I dedicate this volume to you; to induce you to reconsider the subject, and maturely weigh what I have advanced respecting the rights of woman and national education: and I call with the firm tone of humanity; for my arguments, Sir, are dictated by a disinterested spirit- I plead for my sex- not for myself. Independence I h...

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