Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman

Mary Wollstonecraft

138 pages first pub 1798 (editions)

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Her story of a woman incarcerated in a madhouse by her abusive husband dramatizes the effect of the English marriage laws, which made women virtually the property of their husbands.

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reflective 90%
emotional 70%
challenging 50%
dark 50%
sad 50%
informative 30%
inspiring 20%
tense 20%


slow 55%
medium 33%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Character: 16% | Plot: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 57% | Yes: 42%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | Yes: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 33% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 16%

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