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:
- Deirdre Le Faye & Me: "I am a scholar, she is a scholar: so far we are equal"
- Darcy's "We neither of us perform to strangers": a Radical New Interpretation
- The Hunger Games’s Veiled Allusion to Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus
- August Wayne Booth in Once Upon A Time: Jane Austen Really IS Everywhere in 2012!
- 20 shades of hero/villain Mr. Darcy
- Rick Santorum would have been the worst person in the world to Jane Austen too!
- The Great Gadsby: an overnight lesbian feminist ‘comedy’ sensation 10+ years in the making (& 3 millenia overdue)
- Austenland: The Movie was Fun, but the Novel was Better [SPOILER ALERT as to both]
- Can Jane Austen forgive Marianne?
- The secret codeword Shakespeare devilishly hid in plain sight in Romeo & Juliet that Shakespeare Uncovered DIDN’T uncover—but John Milton (and then I) did!