'If ever there was a book calculated to make a man in love with its author, this appears to me to be the book.'
William Godwin, the author's future husband, was not alone in admiring Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, Wollstonecraft's most popular book during her lifetime. Not easy to categorize, it is both an arresting travel book and a moving exploration of her personal and political selves. Wollstonecraft set out for Scandinavia just two weeks after her first suicide attempt, on a mission from the lover whose affections she doubted, to recover his silver
on a ship that had gone missing. With her baby daughter and a nursemaid, she travelled across the dramatic landscape and wrote sublime descriptions of the natural world, and the events and people she encountered. What emerges most vividly is Wollstonecraft's courage and ability to look beyond her own
suffering to the turmoil around her in revolutionary Europe, and a better future.
This edition includes further material on the silver ship, Wollstonecraft's personal letters to Imlay during her trip, an extract from Godwin's memoir, and a selection of contemporary reviews.
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Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (1796) is both an arresting travel book and a personal memoir. In it Wollstonecraft describes the sublime landscape and the events and people she encounters. This edition includes reviews, additional letters, and documents on the background to the journey.
Autor Mary Wollstonecraft
Herausgeber Tone Brekke
Herausgeber Jon Mee
Merkmale ISBN Letters written in Sweden Norway and Denmark. Geschrieben von: Mary Wollstonecraft, Tone Brekke, Jon Mee, Anzahl der Seiten: 240 Seiten, Unterstützte Sprachen: Englisch
Größe 200 mm
Produktgewicht 178 g
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