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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 42. Chapters: The Book of the City of Ladies, Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman, Mary: A Fiction, Nights at the Circus, Women's writing in English, The Mists of Avalon, The Bloody Chamber, The Yellow Wallpaper, Ruth Hall, The Awakening, Swetna Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 42. Chapters: The Book of the City of Ladies, Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman, Mary: A Fiction, Nights at the Circus, Women's writing in English, The Mists of Avalon, The Bloody Chamber, The Yellow Wallpaper, Ruth Hall, The Awakening, Swetnam the Woman-Hater, A Long Fatal Love Chase, Hiromi It, The Story of an Hour, Lover, Bertha Harris, Daughters of Danaus, The New Woman. Excerpt: Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman is the 18th century British feminist Mary Wollstonecraft's unfinished novelistic sequel to her revolutionary political treatise A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). The Wrongs of Woman was published posthumously in 1798 by her husband, William Godwin, and is often considered her most radical feminist work. 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. Twentieth-century feminist critics embraced the work, integrating it into the history of the novel and feminist discourse. It is most often viewed as a fictionalized popularization of the Rights of Woman, as an extension of Wollstonecraft's feminist arguments in Rights of Woman, and as autobiographical. Wollstonecraft struggled to write The Wrongs ...


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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 42. Chapters: The Book of the City of Ladies, Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman, Mary: A Fiction, Nights at the Circus, Women's writing in English, The Mists of Avalon, The Bloody Chamber, The Yellow Wallpaper, Ruth Hall, The Awakening, Swetna Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 42. Chapters: The Book of the City of Ladies, Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman, Mary: A Fiction, Nights at the Circus, Women's writing in English, The Mists of Avalon, The Bloody Chamber, The Yellow Wallpaper, Ruth Hall, The Awakening, Swetnam the Woman-Hater, A Long Fatal Love Chase, Hiromi It, The Story of an Hour, Lover, Bertha Harris, Daughters of Danaus, The New Woman. Excerpt: Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman is the 18th century British feminist Mary Wollstonecraft's unfinished novelistic sequel to her revolutionary political treatise A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). The Wrongs of Woman was published posthumously in 1798 by her husband, William Godwin, and is often considered her most radical feminist work. 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. Twentieth-century feminist critics embraced the work, integrating it into the history of the novel and feminist discourse. It is most often viewed as a fictionalized popularization of the Rights of Woman, as an extension of Wollstonecraft's feminist arguments in Rights of Woman, and as autobiographical. Wollstonecraft struggled to write The Wrongs ...

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