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Maria: or, the Wrongs of Woman

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)

1. 01 - Preface and Author's Preface
2. 02 - Chapter 1
3. 03 - Chapter 2
4. 04 - Chapter 3
5. 05 - Chapter 4
6. 06 - Chapter 5
7. 07 - Chapter 6
8. 08 - Chapter 7
9. 09 - Chapter 8
10. 10 - Chapter 9
11. 11 - Chapter 10
12. 12 - Chapter 11
13. 13 - Chapter 12
14. 14 - Chapter 13
15. 15 - Chapter 14
16. 16 - Appendix & Chapter 15
17. 17 - Chapter 16
18. 18 - Chapter 17
19. 19 - Conclusion

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Summary

Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman is Mary Wollstonecraft's 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 Wollstonecraft's memoirs, both were considered scandalous. Not until the 20th century was the novel considered an important historical and feminist work.