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Mary Wollstonecraft ( pron.: / ˈ w ʊ l s t ən . k r ɑː f t / ; 27 April 1759 – 10 September 1797) was an eighteenth-century British writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights . During her brief career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative , a history of the French Revolution , a conduct book , and a children's book. Wollstonecraft is best known for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), in which she argues that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education. She suggests that both men and women should be treated as rational beings and imagines a social order founded on reason. Until the late 20th century, Wollstonecraft's life, which encompassed several unconventional personal relationships, received more attention than her writing.
Jean Webster (pseudonym for Alice Jane Chandler Webster , July 24, 1876 – June 11, 1916) was an American writer and author of many books including Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy . Her best-known books feature lively and likeable young female protagonists who come of age intellectually, morally, and socially, but with enough humor, snappy dialogue, and gently biting social commentary to make her books palatable and enjoyable to contemporary readers. [ edit ] Childhood
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy ( Russian : Лев Никола́евич Толсто́й , pronounced [ˈlʲɛf nʲɪkaˈɫaɪvʲɪtɕ taɫˈstoj] ( listen ) ; 9 September [ O.S. 28 August] 1828 – 20 November [ O.S. 7 November] 1910), also known as Leo Tolstoy , was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories . Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays .
Mary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian ) Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot , was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era . She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871–72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight. She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works would be taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot's life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. An additional factor in her use of a pen name may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes , with whom she lived for over 20 years. [ 1 ]
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet . After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his early death. Wilde's parents were successful Dublin intellectuals.