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The Blazing World and Other Writings : Penguin Classics - Margaret Cavendish

The Blazing World and Other Writings

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: 9th May 1994
ISBN: 9780140433722
Number Of Pages: 272
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Flamboyant, theatrical and ambitious, Margaret Cavendish was one of the seventeenth century's most striking figures - a woman who ventured into the male spheres of politics, science, philosophy and literature.

The Blazing World is a highly original work: part Utopian fiction, part feminist text, it tells of a Lady shipwrecked on the Blazing World where she is made Empress and uses her power to ensure that it is free of war, religious division and unfair sexual discrimination.

This volume also includes The Contract, a romance in which love and law work harmoniously together, and Assaulted and Pursued Chastity, which explores the power and freedom a woman can achieve in the disguise of a man. In her introduction, Kate Lilley place these writings in the context of Cavendish's extraordinary life and discusses the roles of women in these texts. This updated edition includes a chronology, revised notes and a new bibliography.

ISBN: 9780140433722
ISBN-10: 0140433724
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 9th May 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1