The Libertine Wollstonecraft in “Maria, or the Wrongs of Women”: A Controversial Feminist Figure

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"Maria, or the Wrongs of Women" is an important feminist novel by Wollstonecraft that addresses many of the issues faced by women in Georgian society. While some may argue that Wollstonecraft's libertine lifestyle makes her an unsuitable role model for young women, others claim that she is a positive feminist figure who fought for equality between the sexes. Whether you see her as a positive or negative influence, there is no doubt that Wollstonecraft was ahead of her time and helped pave the way for future generations of female writers.