Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman (Paperback)
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In Maria, Wollstonecraft pursues in fictional form themes set forth in 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.'
Her story of a woman incarcerated in a madhouse by her abusive husband dramatizes the effect of the English marriage laws, which made women virtually the property of their husbands.
About the Author
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797) first achieved fame for her A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), in which she extended the radical idea of the "rights of man" to women and laid the groundwork for modern feminism.