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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 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Education

  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108018913

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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 2 More argues that, with proper education, women - viewed by her as naturally more religious than men - could regenerate Christianity. She also discusses conversation, fashionable life and public amusements. 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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108018913
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 20 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    13. The practical use of female knowledge, with a sketch of the female character, and a comparative view of the sexes
    14. Conversation
    15. On the danger of an ill-directed sensibility
    16. On dissipation, and the modern habits of fashionable life
    17. On public amusements
    18. A worldly spirit incompatible with the spirit of Christianity
    19. On the leading doctrine of Christianity
    20. On the duty and efficacy of prayer.

  • Author

    Hannah More

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