Maria; Or, The Wrongs of Woman (Annotated)

Maria; Or, The Wrongs of Woman (Annotated)

by Maria Wallstonecraft

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Overview

Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman is the 18th-century British feminist Mary Wollstonecraft's unfinished novelistic sequel to her revolutionary political treatise A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). The Wrongs of Woman was put out posthumously in 1798 by her husband, William Godwin, and is often considered her most radical feminist work.
Wollstonecraft's philosophical and gothic novel revolves around the story of a woman imprisoned in an insane asylum by her husband. It focuses on the societal rather than the individual "wrongs of woman" and criticizes what Wollstonecraft viewed as the patriarchal institution of marriage in eighteenth-century Britain and the legal system that protected it. However, the heroine's inability to relinquish her romantic fantasies also reveals women's collusion in their oppression through false and damaging sentimentalism. The novel pioneered the celebration of female sexuality and cross-class identification between women. Such themes, coupled with the publication of Godwin's scandalous Memoirs of Wollstonecraft's life, made the novel unpopular at the time it was published.

This edition has been formatted for your NOOK, with an active table of contents. It has also been annotated with extensive additional information about the book and its author, including an overview, composition and plot summary, style, themes, reception, legacy biographical and bibliographical information.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149841110
Publisher: Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date: 07/03/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 943,129
File size: 385 KB

About the Author

Mary Wollstonecraft was a British writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. During her brief career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution, a conduct book, and a children's book. Wollstonecraft is best known for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), in which she argues that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education. She suggests that both men and women should be treated as rational beings and imagines a social order founded on reason.

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