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Visions of the Daughters of Albion: The Influence of Mary Wollstonecraft’s Life and Career on William Blake

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Abstract:

The present study discussed the influence of one of the eighteenth-century British women of color, the feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, on William Blake. By adopting a biographical and also a comparative approach, the authors tried to highlight the influences of Wollstonecraft‟s personal life, character, and career, chiefly her A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), on one of William Blake‟s less-referred-to poems Visions of the Daughters of Albion (1793). The study will help readers to both know Wollstonecraft‟s prominence and also to grasp more of William Blake and his poetry. The authors also attempted to show that William Blake was part of the early feminism of the late eighteenth century.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 40)
Pages:
48-63
DOI:
10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILSHS.40.48
Citation:
R. Keshavarzian and P. Abbasi, "Visions of the Daughters of Albion: The Influence of Mary Wollstonecraft’s Life and Career on William Blake", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 40, pp. 48-63, 2014
Online since:
Sep 2014
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