Monday, April 1, 2019

Intro to A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Read Along

This is my first time hosting a read along, and while I have not been much of a productive host on my Goodreads WEM History Group, I am curious about this particular title on the WEM list and especially looking forward to it; therefore, I am grateful for the interest in reading A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, by Mary Wollstonecraft, with me.

So here we are. I included a suggested reading schedule, with a discussion post for the end of each week; however, you are welcome to read at your own pace, and join in when you can during any of  the discussions. 

My copy is the Penguin Classics edition, with introduction by Miriam Brody. The editor's longer intro is separate from Woolstonecraft's "dedication and introduction," which are included in the reading schedule. All together, my book is under 250 pages, which works out to approximately 60 pages a week.

Suggested Reading/Discussion Schedule (April 1-April 30):

Week One: Dedication and Introduction, plus Chapters I-III (April 7 Discussion Post)
Week Two: Chapters IV-V (April 14 Discussion Post)
Week Three: Chapters VI-XI (April 21 Discussion Post)
Week Four: Chapters XII-XIII (April 30 Wrap-up Discussion Post)*

*April 30th is a Tuesday; therefore, I may post the final discussion on Monday the 29th instead, so as to not interfere with #TopTenTuesday.

By the way...Mary Wollstonecraft has a birthday on April 27th. By then we shall know if we should celebrate her work and make an excuse for cupcakes. 😋

Thanks for joining! See you April 7th.

How to keep in the loop:

Twitter: @GreatBookStudy #WollstonecraftReadAlong...for weekly post links.
Facebook: Great Book Study ...for weekly post links.
Goodreads: The Well-Educated Mind Histories Group ...for post discussions on Goodreads.


Risa said...

Wow! This just snuck up on me! I didn't realise when I said I'd take part in this I was only a few days away from April. I kept wondering if I'd remember! hehe...

So, I'll get cracking. I've got myself an e-copy of her work. See you on the 7, Ruth! :)

Ruth said...

See you then, Risa!

Cleo @ Classical Carousel said...

I'm going to try to keep up. I started reading the introduction and it fascinated me. I really like some of her points and I didn't expect to. Can't wait to hear what else she has to say.

Ruth said...

Great! I just finished ch. III last night. Tell me if you find her style complex and verbose. I know that may have been the style for her time, but it is like working through an algebra problem for my modern brain. Ugh!