Maria, or the Wrongs of Woman by WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary



Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman is Mary Wollstonecrafts unfinished novelistic sequel to her revolutionary political treatise A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. It was published posthumously in 1798 by her husband, William Godwin. Maria revolves around the story of a woman imprisoned in an insane asylum by her husband, and focuses on the societal rather than the individual wrongs of woman. Publicised at the same time as Wollstonecrafts memoirs, both were considered scandalous. Not until the 20th century was the novel considered an important historical and feminist work. (Summary by Wikipedia)