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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393311693
ISBN-10: 0393311694
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: August 17th, 1994
Pages: 160
Language: English