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Published: 12 March 2009

240 Pages | one map


ISBN: 9780199230631

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Letters written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

Mary Wollstonecraft
Tone Brekke and Jon Mee

Oxford World's Classics

  • Pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft's Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark was her most popular book during her lifetime. Part travel book, part personal, social, and political memoir, her response to nature and society contains some of her most brilliant writing and gives us a genuine insight into her personality.
  • Wide-ranging Introduction considers Wollstonecraft's life, the unusual reason for her trip, the qualities of the work and its later influence.
  • Fascinating and contextualizing appendices include her lover's Imlay's commission to recover his lost silver, her recently discovered letter to Danish Prime Minister asking for assistance, the private letters she wrote to Imlay during her travels in Scandinavia, a chapter from Godwin's memoir of Wollstonecraft, and a selection of contemporary reviews.
  • Includes map.