Maria, or the Wrongs of Woman
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Inspired by the writings of Rousseau and William Godwin, her husband and editor, Wollstonecraft was determined to depict the misery and oppression, particular to women, that arise out of the partial laws and customs of society. The tale of a woman locked up in an asylum by her abusive husband, Maria dramatizes the effects of the era's draconian English marriage laws. Combining the spirited rhetoric of a philosophical treatise with a narrative as gripping as any gothic fiction, this is the book that laid the groundwork for modern feminism.
Dover Publications, 9780486445038, 125pp.
Publication Date: November 29, 2005