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Frances Wright and the great experiment by M. Lane

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Frances Wright, born September 6, , in Dundee, Scotland, was a reformer and author. After her parents' deaths, she and her siblings were parceled out to various relatives, and Wright went to live with her aunt and maternal grandfather in England. She and her sister Camilla were reunited in Dawlish around , only to suffer. Wright, Frances Overview. Works: Frances Wright and the "great experiment" by Margaret Lane With three addresses on public occasions, and a reply to the charges against the French Reformers of by Frances Wright (Book) Social reformer. Frances Wright's father, James Wright, was a wealthy Scottish linen manufacturer, and her mother died by the time she was three years old. Wright was brought up in the homes of relatives, including James Milne, a member of Scottish school of progressive philosophers. Milne, Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton . Frances Wright has 42 books on Goodreads with ratings. Frances Wright’s most popular book is Reason, Religion, and Morals.

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