By: Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855-1936)
Nights Rome, Venice, in the Aesthetic Eighties; London, Paris, in the Fighting Nineties
A Canterbury Pilgrimage
Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin
"Few women have worked so faithfully for the cause of humanity as Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin [1759-1797], and few have been the objects of such censure...The young were bidden not to read her books, and the more mature warned not to follow her example, the miseries she endured being declared the just retribution of her actions." So begins this short, vivid biography of Mary Wollstonecraft by the American expatriate author, Elizabeth Robins Pennell. We read how Wollstonecraft's father, an unstable, irascible, and often violent alcoholic squandered his fortune and dragged his large family from lodging to lodging...