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Margaret Cavendish: Political Writings


  • Page extent: 346 pages
  • Size: 216 x 138 mm
  • Weight: 0.55 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 823/.4
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: PR3605.N2 A6 2003
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Utopias--Early works to 1800
    • Great Britain--Politics and government--Early works to 1800
    • Great Britain--Social conditions--Early works to 1800
    • Voyages, Imaginary--Early works to 1800
    • Political science--Early works to 1800

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521633499 | ISBN-10: 0521633494)

  • Also available in Paperback
  • Published November 2003

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$117.00 (X)

Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673) is unique among women writers of the seventeenth century in the scale of her output and in her aspiration to create a philosophical system. This edition presents Cavendish as a political author, and Susan James includes two major texts, the Orations and The Blazing World, accompanied by the standard series features that enables students to gain a better understanding of one of the truly distinctive political voices of the early modern period.


Preface; Introduction; Chronology of Margaret Cavendish; Further Reading; The Description of a New World, Called The Blazing World; Orations of Divers Sorts, Accommodated to Divers Places; Index.


"If we forget the myth of Mad Madge and actually read her, we find not so much muddle and inconsistency as rhetorical skill deployed to generate a free play of ideas." Helen Hackett, Times Literary Supplement

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