In a Charles Ruas interview for WBAI in the mid-seventies, Emily Sunstein discusses her biography on Mary Wollstonecraft, A different Face. Sunstein explains her subject's life long battle for independence in mid 18th century Britain. Wollstonecraft refused to marry for dependence, had intellectual ambition, found joy in a child born out of wedlock, authored the first feminism book of its kind, and finally found love and equality in a late marriage. She died after complications during childbirth of a daughter, the author Mary Shelley. Ruas explores the biographer's personal connection with Wollstonecraft as a political activist, writer, and progressive woman searching for happiness.
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