Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark - Mary WollstonecraftCentaur Press, 1970, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight tanning to the end papers otherwise a very well presented copy.
First in this edition. [First: January, 1796] From the cover: “In 1795 Mary Wollstonecraft, author of ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Woman’, travelled for several months in the Scandinavian countries. Her all-too-neglected account of this trip, published in 1796, has a dual interest and importance — as a picture of countries rarely visited in Regency times, and as an essential link in Mary's personal progress. Her scenic descriptions and political comments about Norway (then under the Danes), her encounters with an impoverished peasantry and with Danish townsfolk greedily obsessed by commerce, are no less vivid than are the outbursts of melancholy and ‘sensibility’ in these letters written to Gilbert Imlay the unfaithful lover, and father of her baby girl. The reading of this book attracted William Godwin to its author, who was soon to become his wife and the mother of Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein. It is a key work for the understanding of the Godwin-Shelley circle.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Series: Regency Library
Number of Pages: 262
Introduction: Sylva Norman
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