Social Conduct Literature Criticism: Women Writing For Women - Essay

Criticism: Women Writing For Women

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

SOURCE: “Introduction,” in Thoughts on the education of daughters, by Mary Wollstonecraft, 1787. Reprint: Oxford: Woodstock Books, 1994, n.p.

[In this introduction, Wordsworth compares Mary Wollstonecraft's Thoughts on the education of daughters, a social conduct manual, with John Locke's Some thoughts concerning education (1693).]

The Nursery—Moral Discipline—Exterior Accomplishments—Artificial Manners—Dress—The Fine Arts—Reading—Boarding-Schools—The Temper—Unfortunate Situation of Females, Fashionably Educated, And Left Without A Fortune—Love—Matrimony—Desultory Thoughts—The Benefits Which Arise From...

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