A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

by

Mary Wollstonecraft

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Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord Character Analysis

Talleyrand-Périgord (1754-1838) was a longstanding French diplomat and politician. In 1791, he submitted his Rapport sur l'instruction publique (Report on Public Education) to the French National Assembly as part of the process of revising the French constitution. The report only addresses public education for men; it recommends private (home) education as sufficient for women. Wollstonecraft wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman in response and dedicated the work to Talleyrand- Périgord.
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Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord Character Timeline in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

The timeline below shows where the character Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord appears in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Dedication
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Wollstonecraft dedicates her work to M. Talleyrand-Périgord , having read his recently published pamphlet. She hopes to “induce [him] to reconsider the... (full context)