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STRUCTURES ON THE MODERN SYSTEM OF FEMALE EDUCATION
More, Hannah.

STRUCTURES ON THE MODERN SYSTEM OF FEMALE EDUCATION

With a View of the Principles and Conduct Prevalent Among Women of Rank and Fortune. Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell ... 1801.
9th Ed. 2 vols. Sm. 8vo. xix + 339pp. + vii + 355pp. + [i]. Some light browning, front f.e.p. detached to vol. 1., contemporary speckled calf, gilt ruling and motifs with gilt lettered leather title label to spines, sl. loss across heads of spines, upper joint to vol. 2 lightly cracked. ODNB ... As a consequence of her celebrity as a woman writer copies of her [above work] rushed off the shelves; seven editions were printed in the first year alone. In her review of her contemporary attitudes towards female education she criticized both Jean-Jacques Rousseau's doctrine of sensibility, which turned women into creatures of mere sentiment, and Mary Wollstonecraft's belief in female rights, which encouraged women to adopt an aggressive independence; she proposed that women should be educated neither as Circassians nor as Amazons but as Christians ...
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