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Maria; Or, The Wrongs of Woman

Maria; Or, The Wrongs of Woman

Maria; Or, The Wrongs of Woman

  • Author: First Published: 2017-11-28
  • Genres: Literature Reads: 26
  • Words: 44153 Status: Completed
  • Score: 5.0 (0)

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.

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.

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