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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen

I have written on numerous previous occasions about Mary Wollstonecraft's huge influence on Jane Austen:

(as only one example among many)

Today I have the pleasure of providing a link to a blog by a Wollstonecraft maven, Roberta Wedge, who has done me the honor of including a very generous appraisal of my Austenian heresies on her blog here:

Read all five parts of her Austen-Wollstonecraft panorama, including mine (which is fourth).

And the Austen-Wollstonecraft connection takes on twice greater and richer significance when one sees how both Austen and Wollstonecraft were inspired by the pioneering feminist perspectives of Catherine Sawbridge Macaulay, as I have recently and extensively written:

(for starters)

Cheers, ARNIE


Roberta Wedge said...

Thanks for mentioning A Vindication of the Rights of Mary. I like your label: I shall now think of myself as a Mary maven. The five posts grew to six, and there I must leave it!

Arnie Perlstein said...

When you do the Israeli version of your blog, Roberta, you will get a lot of mileage out of The Mary Maven. ;)

Cheers, ARNIE