Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin
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Published by Norwood Editions in Norwood, Pa .
Written in English



  • England,
  • Great Britain


  • Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797,
  • Women and literature -- England -- History -- 18th century,
  • Authors, English -- 18th century -- Biography,
  • Feminists -- Great Britain -- Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Elizabeth Robins Pennell.
SeriesEminent women series.
LC ClassificationsPR5841.W8 Z77 1976
The Physical Object
Pagination214 p. :
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4900642M
ISBN 100848220889
LC Control Number76044831

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