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Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education
With a View of the Principles and Conduct Prevalent among Women of Rank and Fortune

Volume 1

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Education

  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108018906

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  • A unique and influential public figure in her time, Hannah More (1745–1833) was a prolific writer. This two-volume study, published in 1799, is her definitive work on women's education, which went through thirteen editions by 1826 and sold over 19,000 copies. The work outlines More's belief that women's education and conduct determined the moral state of a nation, reflecting her acceptance of eighteenth-century views on the status and education of women. In Volume 1, a heavy emphasis is placed on the need for women to observe propriety, and More argues that women should seek to acquire knowledge and discipline rather than accomplishments. The modern reader will find More's conservative stance on women's rights a fascinating contrast to more liberal works of the age, including Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women. For more information on this author, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=moreha

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    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108018906
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Address to women of rank and fortune, on the effects of their influence on society
    2. On the education of women
    3. External improvements
    4. Comparison of the mode of female education in the last ages with the present
    5. On the religious employment of time
    6. Filial obedience not the character of the age
    7. On female study, and initiation into knowledge
    8. On the religious and moral use of history and geography
    9. On the use of definitions, and the moral benefits of accuracy in language
    10. On religion
    11. On the manner of instructing young persons in religion
    12. Hints suggested for furnishing young persons with a scheme of prayer.

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    Hannah More

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