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Mad Madge - Katie Whitaker

Paperback Published: 1st August 2003
ISBN: 9780465091645
Number Of Pages: 456

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Margaret Cavendish's life as a writer and noblewoman unfolded against the backdrop of the English Civil War and Restoration. Pursuing the only career open to women of her class, she became a lady-in-waiting to the Queen Henrietta Maria. Exiled to Paris with the Queen, she met and married William Cavendish, Marquis of Newcastle. In exile, Margaret did something unthinkable for a seventeenth-century Englishwoman: she lived proudly as a writer. Eventually she published twenty-three volumes, starting with "Poems and Fancies," the first book of English poetry published by a woman under her own name. But later generations too easily accepted the disparaging opinions of her shocked critics, and labeled her "Mad Madge of Newcastle.""Mad Madge" is both a lively biography of a fascinating woman and a window on a tumultuous cultural time.

ISBN: 9780465091645
ISBN-10: 0465091644
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 1st August 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.49  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition