Letters Written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199230633

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

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Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (1796) is both an arresting travel book and a personal memoir. In it Wollstonecraft describes the sublime landscape and the events and people she encounters. This edition includes reviews, additional letters, and documents on the background to the journey.

Letters written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191607851

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 1060


'If ever there was a book calculated to make a man in love with its author, this appears to me to be the book.' William Godwin, the author's future husband, was not alone in admiring Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, Wollstonecraft's most popular book during her lifetime. Not easy to categorize, it is both an arresting travel book and a moving exploration of her personal and political selves. Wollstonecraft set out for Scandinavia just two weeks after her first suicide attempt, on a mission from the lover whose affections she doubted, to recover his silver on a ship that had gone missing. With her baby daughter and a nursemaid, she travelled across the dramatic landscape and wrote sublime descriptions of the natural world, and the events and people she encountered. What emerges most vividly is Wollstonecraft's courage and ability to look beyond her own suffering to the turmoil around her in revolutionary Europe, and a better future. This edition includes further material on the silver ship, Wollstonecraft's personal letters to Imlay during her trip, an extract from Godwin's memoir, and a selection of contemporary reviews. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark (1889)

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781436554688

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

View: 9025


This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Letters on Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427018901

Category:

Page: 242

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Written in 1796, Mary Wollstonecraft's Letters on Sweden, Norway, and Denmark is a travel consisting of 25 letters she wrote home during her trip to exotic Scandinavia. The work contains her thorough observation of these regions, their people, and society. She praises the domestic life of Scandinavia as well as the great industrial revolution taking place around her and also reflects on her deteriorating personal relationship with Gilbert Imlay, for whom she was conducting business during the trip.

Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (Classic Reprint)

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781330996034

Category:

Page: 278

View: 2299


Excerpt from Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark The writing travels, or memoirs, has ever been a pleasant employment; for vanity or sensibility always renders it interesting. In writing these desultory letters, I found I could not avoid being continually the first person - "the little hero of each tale." I tried to correct this fault, if it be one, for they were designed for publication; but in proportion as I arranged my thoughts, my letter, I found, became stiff and affected: I. therefore, determined to let my remarks and reflections flow unrestrained, as I perceived that I could not give a just description of what I saw, but by relating the effect different objects had produced on my mind and feelings, whilst the impression was still fresh. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.