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Mary Astell

by Florence Mary Smith

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astell, Mary, 1668-1731.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 183-186.

    Statementby Florence M. Smith
    SeriesColumbia University. Studies in English and comparative lierature -- no. 58, Columbia University. Studies in English and comparative lierature -- no. 58.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination193 p.
    Number of Pages193
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24183105M
    OCLC/WorldCa1016077

    The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Mary Astell (Astell, Mary, ) Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article.. Astell, Mary, , contrib.: An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex: In Which Are Inserted the Characters of a Pedant, a Squire, a Beau, a Vertuoso, a Poetaster, a City-Critick, &c., In a Letter to a Lady (attributed variously . Jacqueline Broad. The Philosophy of Mary Astell: An Early Modern Theory of Virtue. Published: Jacqueline Broad, The Philosophy of Mary Astell: An Early Modern Theory of Virtue, Oxford University Press, , pp., $ (hbk), ISBN Reviewed by Penny Weiss, St. Louis University.

    Additional Physical Format: Online version: Smith, Florence Mary, Mary Astell. New York, Columbia University Press, (OCoLC) Named Person. The writings of the High Church Tory pamphleteer Mary Astell (–) are a remarkable and underestimated contribution to the constitutional debates which ushered in the modern liberal democratic state. An interlocutor with Swift and Defoe, Astell was perhaps the first systematic critic of Locke's writings, something which has been Cited by:

      The English thinker, Mary Astell () advocacy of equal educational opportunities for women has earned her the title "the first English feminist." In Some Reflections upon Marriage (), She critiques the philosophical underpinnings of the institution of marriage in 's England, warning women of the dangers of a hasty or ill Brand: Saltar's Point Press.   Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg; 62, free ebooks; 3 by Mary Astell; Some Reflections Upon Marriage. by Mary Astell. Download; Bibrec; Bibliographic Record. Author: Astell, Mary, Title: Some Reflections Upon Marriage. With additions. Language: English: LoC Class.


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Mary Astell. British writer Mary Astell (–) is considered one of the first British feminists. A devout Christian who possessed strong reasoning skills and an interest in philosophy, Astell set forth her thoughts upon the inequities of the "woman's sphere" in such works as 's A Serious Proposal to the Ladies and Some Reflections upon Marriage, the latter published in Mary Astell was an English feminist writer.

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London: Printed for R. Wilkin (Folger Library, [Wing A]). Reprinted in Patricia Springborg, Mary Astell's A Serious Proposal to the Ladies (). Diplomatic edition with commentary and introduction. London: Pickering Cited by: Mary Astell’s A Serious Proposal to the Ladies is one of the most important and neglected works advocating the establishment of women’s academies.

Its reception was so controversial that Astell responded with a lengthy sequel, also in this volume. The cause of great notoriety, Astell’s Proposal was imitated by Defoe in his “An Academy for Women,” parodied in the Tatler, 5/5(1).

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The text, which is often referred to by the shortened title A Serious Proposal to the Ladies, appeared in two parts. Introduction. Mary Astell (b. ) is widely considered to be one of the earliest English feminists. She is best known for her prose works A Serious Proposal to the Ladies (Part 1, ; Part 2, ) and Some Reflections upon Marriage ().

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She was baptized in St. John's Church in Newcastle. Her family was upper-middle-class and lived in Newcastle throughout her early childhood.

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