By Claire Tomalin
The lifestyles and loss of life of Mary Wollstonecraft is the acclaimed bestselling biography by means of Claire Tomalin
Winner of the Whitbread First ebook Prize
Witty, brave and unconventional, Mary Wollstonecraft used to be essentially the most debatable figures of her day. She released A Vindication of the Rights of girls; travelled to innovative France and lived in the course of the Terror and the destruction of the incipient French feminist stream; produced an illegitimate daughter; and married William Godwin prior to demise in childbed on the age of thirty-eight. usually embattled and bitterly dissatisfied, she by no means gave up her radical principles or her trust that braveness and honesty may conquer convention.
'Tomalin is a so much clever and sympathetic biographer, conscious of her impetuous subject's many failings, but with the belief to give her greatness relatively. She writes good and wittily' day-by-day Telegraph
'A shiny evocation not just of what Mary went via but in addition of ways ladies lived within the moment a part of the eighteenth century. so much of all, even if, Tomalin makes Mary Wollstonecraft unforgettable' night Standard
From the acclaimed writer of Samuel Pepys: the unmatched Self, Charles Dickens: A existence and The Invisible girl, this celebrated biography is the definitive account of Mary Wollstonecraft's life.
Claire Tomalin is the award-winning writer of 8 hugely acclaimed biographies, together with: The existence and demise of Mary Wollstonecraft; Shelley and His international; Katherine Mansfield: A mystery existence; The Invisible lady: the tale of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens; Mrs Jordan's occupation; Jane Austen: A lifestyles; Samuel Pepys: the unrivaled Self; Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn guy and, such a lot lately, Charles Dickens: A lifestyles. A former literary editor of the hot Statesman and the Sunday instances, she is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.