This paper explores Mary Wollstonecraft`s desire for home and frustration in Letters Written during a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. It is an autobiographical travelogue composed of her letters to Gilbert Imlay written through her travels in Scandinavia and revised before the publication. Wollstonecraft took this trip at the request of Imlay, her lover who was deserting her and their daughter for another woman. She put into the letters her grief and anguish over his infidelity and her broken dream of domestic happiness, At the beginning, she cherished the hope that she could regain her lover and set up a happy home, As the travels went on, however, she came to realize that it was just a vain hope. It caused her great pain, aggravated by the existence of her daughter who might never experience a father`s love and who would not escape from women`s dependent and oppressed state. At the end of her travels, Wollstonecraft began to gain her emotional independence by recasting her lover as a man who had lost all taste and greatness of mind in pursuit of material wealth and pleasure. Moreover, the success of Letters enabled her to achieve the financial independence as well.