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by Mary Wollstonecraft

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TitleAn historical and moral view of the origin and progress of the French Revolution : and the effect it has produced in ...
AuthorMary Wollstonecraft
TagsPolitics and Government, English, 8vo 
CollectionsYour library, Boston Public Library
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Review"This is a lady of a masculine, masterly understanding. Her style is nervous and clear, often elegant: though sometimes too verbose. With a little experience in public affairs and the reading and reflection which would result from it, she would have produced a history without the defects and blemishes pointed out with too much severity perhaps and too little gallantry in the notes.

The improvement, the exaltation of the human character, the perfectibility of man, the perfection of the human faculties are the divine object which her enthusiasm beholds in beatific vision. Alas, how airy and baseless a fabric!

Yet she will not admit of the only means that can accomplish any part of her ardent prophecies: forms of government, so mixed, combined, and balanced as to restrain the passions of all orders of men." (Inscribed on page [iv]).
Publication date1794
PublicationLondon : Printed for J. Johnson ..., 1794.
Number of volumes1
Number of copies1
Pagesxvi; 522
Dimensions21 cm
LC ClassificationDC161 .W6
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Primary languageEnglish
CommentsThe most heavily annotated book in John Adams' library; it contains more than 10,000 words in Adams' hand.

Significant annotations. Transcriptions of handwritten annotations available here.

Digital Version.

Adams 221.15
SummaryAn historical and moral view of the origin and progress of the French Revolution : and the effect it has produced in Europe by Mary Wollstonecraft (1794)
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