Wollstonecraft's Maria; or The Wrongs of Woman

Wollstonecraft's Maria; or The Wrongs of Woman

by Mary Wollstonecraft
     
 
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,

Overview

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. -Wikipedia.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014385916
Publisher:
Castaway Family Press
Publication date:
05/07/2012
Series:
Wollstonecraft Collection , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
176 KB

Meet the Author

Wollstonecraft, Mary
(1759-1851) British writer. Mary Wollstonecraft wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and other works. She attempted suicide on multiple occasions, but finally died when she gave birth to her daughter, Mary, who would become Mary Shelley.

-About.com

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