Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97) Writer, feminist and philosopher, first woman to articulate the gap between the rights of man and rights of women. In 1792 she wrote her book, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, which is still a powerful tract today. Her daughter, of course, was Mary Shelley, the famous author of Frankenstein
Virginia Woolf’s Strange Treatment to Cure Her Mental Illness
"Secondhand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack." Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Author
Edith Wharton, 1862-1937, American Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett
Edith Wharton ( January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937), was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, with The Age of Innocence (first woman to win the award) short story writer, and designer. In addition to novels, Wharton wrote at least 85 short stories. She was also a garden designer, interior designer, and taste-maker of her time. She wrote several design books, including her first published work, The Decoration of Houses of 1897, co-authored by Ogden Codman.