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from the National Media Museum
The Year of Feminist Classics challenge was off to a good start last month with Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). Check out the project blog for good conversation, contextual information, and links to participants’ own blog posts on the text and the experience of reading.
This month, the group is moving on to read another classic English-language text, this the 19th century essay on “The Subjection of Woman” (1869) published by philosopher John Stuart Mill and likely written in cooperation with his wife, Harriet Taylor Mill. As with Vindication, this work is out of copyright and can be found in multiple formats online.
Internet Archive (various formats to read online and download)
Project Gutenberg (various formats to read online and download)
LibriVox (MP3 audio download)
Please join in with the conversation if you are interested and have time to read even an excerpt of the work. And looking ahead to March, the readers will be moving into new territory with Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.