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First Name Sophia
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Notes Sophia's identity remains unknown, however she identifies herself as a young woman of high social status. It has been suggested that "Sophia" may have been a pseudonym for Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, but most scholars find this unlikely given that Montagu would have been fifty-one in 1740, when Sophia called herself a "young lady."
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Author Woman not Inferior to Man: or, a short and modest vindication of the natural right of the fair-sex to a perfect equality of power, dignity, and esteem, with the men. By Sophia, a person of quality. 1739
Author Woman not Inferior to Man: or, a short and modest vindication of the natural right of the fair-sex to a perfect equality of power, dignity, and esteem, with the men. By Sophia, a person of quality. The second edition corrected. 1740
Author Woman's Superior Excellence over Man: or, A reply to the author of a late treatise, entitled, Man Superior to Woman. In which, the excessive weakness of that Gentleman's answer to Woman not Inferior to Man is exposed; with a plain demonstration of woman's natural right even to superiority over the men in head and heart; proving their minds as much more beautiful than the men's as their bodies are, and that, had they the same advantages of education, they would excel them as much in sense as they do in virtue. The whole interspersed with a variety of mannish characters, which some of the most noted heroes of the present age had the goodness to sit for. By Sophia, a person of quality, author of Woman not Inferior to Man. 1740
Author Woman not Inferior to Man: or, a short and modest vindication of the natural right of the fair-sex to a perfect equality of power, dignity, and esteem, with the men. By Sophia, a person of quality. 1743
Author Woman's Superior Excellence over Man: or, A reply to the author of a late treatise, entitled, Man Superior to Woman. In which, the excessive weakness of that Gentleman's answer to Woman not Inferior to Man is exposed; with a plain demonstration of woman's natural right even to superiority over the men in head and heart; proving their minds as much more beautiful than the men's as their bodies are, and that, had they the same advantages of education, they would excel them as much in sense as they do in virtue. The whole interspersed with a variety of mannish characters, which some of the most noted heroes of the present age had the goodness to sit for. By Sophia, a person of quality, author of Woman not Inferior to Man. 1743
Author Beauty's Triumph: or, the Superiority of the Fair Sex Invincibly Proved. Wherein the arguments for the natural right of man to a sovereign authority over the woman are fairly urged and undeniably refuted; and the undoubted title of the ladies, even to a superiority over the men, both in head and heart, is clearly evinced; shewing their minds to be as much more beautiful than the mens as their bodies; and that, if they had the same advantages of education, they would excel their tyrants as much in sense as they do in virtue. In three parts. 1745
Author Beauty's Triumph: or, the Superiority of the Fair Sex Invincibly Proved. Wherein the arguments for the natural right of man to a sovereign authority over the woman are fairly urged and undeniably refuted; and the undoubted title of the ladies, even to a superiority over the men, both in head and heart, is clearly evinced; shewing their minds to be as much more beautiful than the mens as their bodies; and that, if they had the same advantages of education, they would excel their tyrants as much in sense as they do in virtue. In three parts. 1751

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"Sophia" The Women's Print History Project, 2019, Person ID 5067, https://womensprinthistoryproject.com/person/5067. Accessed 2022-12-09.

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