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Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Revised)
Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Revised) | Mary Wollstonecraft
In an era of revolutions demanding greater liberties for mankind, Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was an ardent feminist who spoke eloquently for countless women of her time.Having witnessed firsthand the devastating results of male improvidence, she assumed an independent role early in life, educating herself and eventually earning a living as a governess, teacher and writer. She was also an esteemed member of the radical intellectual circle that included William Godwin (father of her daughter, novelist Mary Godwin Shelley, and later her husband), Thomas Paine, William Blake, Henry Fuseli and others.First published in 1792, "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" created a scandal in its day, largely, perhaps, because of the unconventional lifestyle of its creator. Today, it is considered the first great manifesto of women s rights, arguing passionately for the education of women: "Tyrants and sensualists are in the right when they endeavor to keep women in the dark, because the former want only slaves, and the later a plaything."No narrow-minded zealot, Wollstonecraft balanced passionate advocacy with a sympathetic warmth a characteristic that helped her ideas achieve widespread influence. Anyone interested in the history of the women s rights movement will welcome this inexpensive edition of one of the landmark documents in the struggle for human dignity, freedom and equality."
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ravenlee
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Forgot this one, too - #DannyBoy also stole my sandals. I don‘t know when I read this before but I made notes. Either Vic lit or gender studies in undergrad or something in masters…or both. Anyway, it‘s dense and kind of rambling but makes lots of good points that are frustrating because 200+ years later we‘re not much better off. Interesting to read with Middlemarch because Rosy‘s everything Wollstonecraft warns against. #52Books23 #nootherprompt

RaeLovesToRead Danny... that does NOT look comfortable! 😅 4w
dabbe Daring Danny! ❣️🤣🐾 4w
ravenlee @RaeLovesToRead @dabbe for a cat who has never particularly cared before, Danny has been stealing my shoes quite a bit recently. He‘s always been a foot snuggler, so I guess it‘s not that much of a stretch, but I wish I could just have my own shoes! 4w
dabbe @ravenlee He's literally cuddling in your footsteps. ❣️🐾❣️ 4w
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ravenlee
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“…I really think that women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without having any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government.”

Published in 1792. How times have (not) changed.

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kspenmoll
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And then my lips moved quickly, silently; I read the sentences over again, felt my brows rise and my blood rush like a springtime stream, fed by snowmelt, and eager to be on its way.
“My own sex, I hope will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of a perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone.”
Anne yearns to rush to Miss A🔽

kspenmoll 🔼 “all refinement abandoned to the giddiness of feeling the muscle of my mind pumping at last.” 💕💕💕 4mo
kspenmoll Apologies all; I am 1 day ,1ch ahead. 4mo
dabbe I always had my sophomore honors (British Lit) read VINDICATION. The gals LOVED it! We had some of the best discussions. Even though it was a fairly challenging read, they gobbled it up like candy. 4mo
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kspenmoll @dabbe That is fabulous! My guess that their class discussions are something those students remember! (edited) 4mo
DebinHawaii You are just fine! I am behind & just posted finally tonight! But I am off for 4 days & will get tomorrows chapter up earlier. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 4mo
kspenmoll @DebinHawaii Enjoy your time off! Happy Thanksgiving! 4mo
dabbe @kspenmoll You are correct! Those are the days that I like to think of now that I'm retired. That is what made teaching fun. 4mo
dabbe @kspenmoll You are correct! Those are the days that I like to think of now that I'm retired. That is what made teaching fun. 4mo
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kaysworld1
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#Alphabetgame
#LetterV

Van gogh: the life
Voices from chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
Vindication of the rights of women by Mary Wollastonecraft

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AllDebooks
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#alphabetgame #letterV

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Seminal work, enough said ❤️

Also Villette and Vanity Fair.

It's a day for the classics 😊😍

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TheBookHippie
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All the sacred rights of humanity are violated by insisting on blind obedience.
Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

kspenmoll I have read her work & she/her writing is brilliant! 8mo
TheBookHippie @kspenmoll I just reread it all. So so so good. 8mo
LibrarianRyan what the heck is in your coffee to make it look like that? 8mo
TheBookHippie @LibrarianRyan reflection of my light ♥️ 8mo
LibrarianRyan @TheBookHippie That makes sense. I have seen some amazing foam art, but 😁never multicolored. That is quirt cool. 8mo
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JenniferEgnor
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A feminist in her time, Mary was far ahead yet no doubt trying to voice the same things that so many other womxn had, before her (which we are STILL shouting today). Her words would make for powerful signs at a march; no doubt she marches with us in spirit today.

Shown: a statue of her that sparked ‘controversy‘ placed by feminists in London, in November 2020.

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Tamra
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I‘m going to hazard a guess I owe a lot to Mary and her coterie. I bet this work is also going to be highly quotable!

Cedricsmom Now, is this the mother or the daughter? 3y
Tamra @Cedricsmom mother and I didn‘t make the connection until you mentioned it! 3y
Cedricsmom Yes! The younger Mary married Shelley, hence we have Mary Shelley but mom was a Force, too. 3y
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gradcat Yaaasss! 🙌 4y
Andrea313 @gradcat Mary Wollstonecraft FOREVERRRRRR, amirite? 4y
gradcat You are so, so right! She was way ahead of her time, imho! ♥️ 4y
Andrea313 @gradcat Absolutely! ♥️ 4y
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Brona
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Exercising my right as an independent woman to enjoy my day off work doing the things I love to do.

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Wollstonecraft's biography is as colorful & fascinating as that of her daughter, Mary Shelley, & her friends. In January 1798, four months after her death, her husband William Godwin shocked the public with his memoirs of his late wife. He chronicled her suicide attempts, illegitimate children & love affairs. Mary was viciously attacked by writers during her life & after, but her championing of women's rights based on a rational society would 👇

vivastory be enormously influential for 20th century feminist movement. She was a pioneering voice for self-determination. #MusicalNewYear #SisterSuffragette @Cinfhen 4y
vivastory @readordierachel A dual biography? This sounds amazing. Adding to my TBR! 4y
Cinfhen My interest has been peaked and I‘m really fascinated by your title as well @ReadOrDie 4y
TrishB She was definitely a pioneer 👍🏻 4y
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« … the Rights of Woman must be respected, … I loudly demands JUSTICE for one half of the human race. »
Mary Wollstonecraft
I just post my #review of this #absolutelytobereadbook on Goodreads.

#MaryWollstonecraft an #absolutelytoberead #femaleauthor ! 😊

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shadowspeak17
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1. Black Panther
2. Nothing specific, but I like doing stuff outside.
3. 17
4. I just couldn‘t focus on it.

#FriYayIntro

Ddzmini Yes Black Panther was amazingly awesome 👏🏼 5y
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Purrsistently
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#riotgrams Floral Covers

I have to admit I bought this just because it was $2, but I‘m looking forward to reading!

readordierachel That's a cool edition! 5y
Purrsistently @ReadOrDieRachel I thought so too! 5y
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arlenefinnigan
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Cinfhen 💛 5y
batsy Perfect! 5y
Mdargusch 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼💛💛💛 5y
Reviewsbylola LOVE this!! 💛💛💛 5y
emilyhaldi Cardi B would approve 💪🏻 5y
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Found a howstuffworks quiz and here's my result

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jwashreads
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This #girlpowergiveaway is my favorite giveaway ever, @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ! These are some of the classic feminist works sitting on my bookshelf. They have definitely helped me form some strong opinions that I hope I will pass on to my children.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love everything about this... Glad you like the giveaway theme 😄. Thanks for entering! 5y
lyradora I have the Rich and the Wollstonecraft. I keep meaning to read the others. 5y
jwashreads @lyradora I've read the same two! I started reading The Second Sex but it was soooooooo dry. I might read the other two some day, but I like having them around. Too. Many. Books! 5y
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Gezemice
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Men have been willfully keeping women uneducated for millenia.

RaimeyGallant I argue purposefully. :) 5y
jillrhudy Said the stone cold genius, who married one of the most legendary sensualists of all time. He was a helluva poet and blindingly handsome though. She could have done a lot better. 5y
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Tanisha_A I got the same! High-5! 😀 5y
Sha0102 Loved it. I got Jane Austen! 5y
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Lcsmcat
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Mehso-so

I know this is an important book, and there were a few good quotes, but it was so hard to read! I read lots of older books so it isn‘t because of when it was written, she just went on and on. I ended up skimming the last few chapters. I guess I‘m glad I read it, but it won‘t be a re-read. #litsyclassics #v @Sarah83

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“I know not what is wanted to render this the happiest as well as the most respectable situation in the world, but a taste for literature, to throw a little variety and interest into social converse, and some superfluous money to give to the needy, and to buy books.”
Every now and then she says something quotable. 😀

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I have to admit that I‘m struggling with this. Her writing style is so unfocused! But I have often wondered if Jane Austen read this. When she describes soldiers, it‘s Wickham to a tee. And her harping on women living for feelings is so Marianne from Sense and Sensibility. Not to mention the theme of unhappiness due to an unequal marriage. Anyone else see these connections? #janeAusten #feminist

saresmoore Excellent observations! It‘s been too long since I‘ve read this. 5y
readinginthedark That totally makes sense! Austen was definitely a feminist, and it looks like this work was circulating right before the ten-year period in which all of her novels were published: https://laurengilbertheyerwood.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/jane-austen-and-mary-wol... 5y
Lcsmcat @readinginthedark Exactly! I found that blog too, after I searched the web. It‘s an intriguing thought. But man, Wollstonecraft‘s writing is AWFUL! 5y
readinginthedark 😂I‘ve never actually read this, but now I‘m intrigued! 5y
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Lcsmcat
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I know this is of another time, but OMG Mary, really?

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mklong
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What better way to close out the first quarter #Booked2018 than with the original #FeministClassic? Mary Wollestonecraft was fighting the good fight for women's equality long before most women even considered the possibility. It's amazing, given the time, that it was published at all. It's also very sad that so much of it is still relevant. Why don't we get it by now? Oh yeah, because we don‘t all want to.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick! 5y
Cinfhen Nice!!!! Love seeing everyone‘s choices 5y
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Lcsmcat
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1. Last night‘s Maundy Thursday service. (I‘m far right; DH is 2nd from left.) 4 more services to sing this Holy Week! Fuzzy picture quality is because I grabbed this from a FB video.
2. Tagged book, The Address, The Street, and As You Like It.
3.#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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Lcsmcat
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My current eBook and V for #LitsyClassics. @Sarah83

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jpmcwisemorgan
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The rest of the passage is great too! #LitsyClassicsAtoZ

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She was an advocate of women's rights, and mother of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (who became an accomplished writer as Mary Shelley).
#quotsymarch18 #women

GripLitGrl 🙌💗🙌 5y
8leagueboot Mary Shelley's mom was so cool. 5y
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llwheeler
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Woohoo, new badge on #serialreader! 🇨🇦

(Tagged book is my current serial reader book, for the feminist classic prompt #booked2018. I'd wondered why only selections from this were assigned in my undergrad not the whole thing... now I know. It is quite long and so far fairly repetitive.)

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arlenefinnigan
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Cinfhen Great way to end the month 💪🏼 5y
batsy Brilliant! 🙌🏽 I was thinking of this one, too 💛 That looks like a great edition *goes to check Book Depository* 5y
batsy Nice, thank you! And they seem to be having a sale #dangerahead 5y
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shadowspeak17
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Bailedbailed

I think it‘s time I officially bail on this. I don‘t like bailing on books, but after struggling through the first bit, I‘ve ended up letting it sit on my shelf untouched for weeks. I‘d like to finish it someday, but now does not seem to be the time.

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Libby1
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“What can be a more melancholy sight to a thinking mind, than to look into the numerous carriages that drive helter-skelter about this metropolis in a morning, full of pale-faced creatures who are flying from themselves.”

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Libby1
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Vices and follies which all proceed from a “feculent stream of wealth”?

Feculent - what a word!

I‘m now 3/4 of the way through this book, and after a strong start and soggy middle section, it is now starting to pick up again.

Thanks again for the opportunity to read this, @SerialReader .

heikemarie Lol @ soggy middle! 5y
Libby1 @inwhichHeikereadsharder - this term also describes me post-Christmas! 🙄 5y
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Libby1
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“I lament that women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions, which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, they are insultingly supporting their own superiority.”

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Reecaspieces Truth! 5y
Libby1 @Reecaspieces - there are many quotes that stand out in this book. It‘s hard going, but I‘m enjoying it in bite-sized chunks on Serial Reader. @SerialReader 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa This one is on my list to read next year! 5y
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Texreader Talk about ahead of her time!! 5y
Mollyanna I've got this on my TBR for next year. 5y
batsy Yes, omg! A million times yes 🔥 5y
kathedron And onto the TBR it goes! 5y
Libby1 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa , @Texreader , @Mollyanna , @batsy , @River_Voice - she was most certainly ahead of her time. I‘m glad I‘m reading this. It‘s not an easy read, but it is bearing some fruit. It helps that I‘m reading it with @SerialReader , as it breaks a heavy text down into manageable chunks for me. 5y
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Libby1
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Speaking of the terrible price to be paid for women who seek to break out of society‘s mould for them:

“They were made to be loved, and must not aim at respect, lest they should be hunted out of society as masculine.”

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Libby1
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“(a lively writer, I cannot recollect his name, asks what business women turned of forty have to do in the world)”

Indeed, Unknown Male Writer?

INDEED?!?

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jpmcwisemorgan
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For yesterday, which I missed because I was limiting my online activities to avoid Last Jedi spoilers. I started this book this year but didn‘t get far. I‘m using it as an entry in #LitsyClassics next year. #trivial #Quotsy #QuotsyDec17 #LitsyQuoteChallenge

Hooked_on_books Great quote 5y
AceOnRoam Yesterday was a really good day not to come to Litsy anyway 😅😆 5y
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Sarah83
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Ok... I‘m going to jump into this #LitsyClassics challenge! Although full disclosure, it will probably take me more than one year to finish. I tried to pick a lot of classics in Sci-Fi, by women, or about historically minority groups/issues to keep me motivated.😉 The dates in parenthesis are ones I can use for the #192019 challenge too, and the second set for the #MountTBR Challenge. The * is for a re-read, I haven‘t read it since high school.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa There you go @Gezemice ! Definitely some we can read together😉 5y
Gezemice Wow, Awesome! Even the same title :) I think I will probably take more than a year, too. We talked about a Dune readalong, maybe we can do it next year! And Vindication will definitely be soon, I know that. But no new classics for me until I am done with War and Peace. 5y
RaimeyGallant This looks like fun. 5y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice I was thinking so too, that‘d be fun with a group, we can either love it or discuss why we don‘t together. 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @RaimeyGallant It‘s a challenge for 2018, A to Z Classics with the letter either the first word of the title or the author‘s last name. If you tap on the tag #LitsyClassics you can see other people‘s list. 5y
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yeah, I think we could do a readalong on that one whenever we are ready. 5y
sprainedbrain Great choices!! 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice It was me, you, and I think @BarbaraTheBibliophage who were discussing Dune that day 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Ok, I just went and looked @DivineDiana was in that Dune discussion too. What do you ladies say, we try Dune in 2018? 5y
DivineDiana I‘m in! 👍🏻 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Gezemice @DivineDiana @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sure! I‘d be up for that. 👏🏻👏🏻 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks like we have a group... @Gezemice @DivineDiana @BarbaraTheBibliophage Sound like a winter read or a summer read to you ladies? 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m fine with either as long as we take it fairly slow. 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage I think we had discussed the chapter a day type of group, and if the chapters are huge, we could probably pair it down even more. 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage That sounds like a good plan, depending on how long they are. 5y
Gezemice It does not matter to me. As long as it is started after I am finished with War and Peace, which will probably last for another couple months for me. 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice Well maybe in the name of all the husbands, boyfriends, male friends who have recommended this one to us in the past, we‘ll aim for a Valentines Day start date. 😉 Do you think 3 months out could be possible for you? Or pushed out further? 5y
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds good to me! Lol, Valentine's Day gift. 😊 5y
Sarah83 Great choices 😎 5y
DivineDiana @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I like the significance of the start date! 😀 5y
Gezemice We should have a tag for #dunereadalong 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice Yes we do, and I remember we had a bunch of silly ones on the original post, but #DuneReadAlong works fine for me. 5y
Gezemice I hope the husbands/boyfriends/male friends are not wrong. I have seen an absolutely horrible TV adaptation (at my husband's insistence) which made me want nothing to do with Dune. But my husband insist that the book is a lot better. I say it better be! Oh and happy Thanksgiving! (edited) 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice Let‘s hope so or your original tag might come back, LOL. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! 5y
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Gezemice
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I made my selections for #litsyclassics for 2018. I read a lot of classics and have crossed many of the obvious ones off my list within the last couple years but there are always more! @Sarah83
How about you, @Riveted_Reader_Melissa ?

merelybookish I may steal your X. I'm still working on my list. I dont want to be over ambitious. 5y
Gezemice @merelybookish The X is a short story. Go for it! 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m still working on my list, but I believe there may be some crossovers (big surprise, I know)😂 5y
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Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Feel free. It would be fun to read some of the same ones again! (edited) 5y
sprainedbrain Very nice list! 5y
Gezemice @sprainedbrain Thank you! 5y
Rachbb3 Solid list!! I'm reading King Lear too, I'm glad to see someone else reading it. 😊 5y
Gezemice @Rachbb3 Yay! We can compare notes! 5y
leslieseidel Great choices!! 5y
Sarah83 Great choices 😎 5y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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We saw the original copy of this book today at The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

#womensrights #femaleauthors #literarytourism

MrBook Woooow!!! 😳 5y
Heideschrampf ✊️ 5y
LeahBergen ❤️❤️ 5y
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Hollie Love this! 💜 5y
minkyb Sweet! 5y
kspenmoll What fun! ❤️ 5y
batsy Amazing! 🙌 5y
seebiscan Amazing! I‘d love to see this. ❤️ 5y
TricksyTails Wow! Incredible! 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MrBook @Heideschrampf @LeahBergen @Hollie @minkyb @kspenmoll @batsy @seebiscan @TricksyTails Well, I've been thinking about how I worded this post. I don't think this is the FIRST copy of the book. I think it's a super old copy, though. Just though I should be more clear. Still, it was cool to see in the context of a Massachusetts woman's life. 5y
TricksyTails Still incredibly cool! 👍 5y
Cinfhen Awesome 5y
Centique 😳😍😍😍 5y
DivineDiana Fantastic! What section of the Museum was it located? 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @DivineDiana We were in the Museum of American History to see another exhibit. This was in the exhibit about one house in Ipswich, MA and the families who lived in it from the 1700s to the 1940s. Fascinating! 5y
DivineDiana @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! I am wanting to visit the museum! 5y
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Andrea313
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"I love man as my fellow; but his scepter, real, or usurped, extends not to me."

Love Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the all-time great #difficultwomen. #FallIntoBooks

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Mini book haul from Myopic Books - The Boys in the Boat and A Vindication of the Rights of Women.

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TheBookHippie
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