The Resource Mad Madge : the extraordinary life of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, the first woman to live by her pen, Katie Whitaker

Mad Madge : the extraordinary life of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, the first woman to live by her pen, Katie Whitaker

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Mad Madge : the extraordinary life of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, the first woman to live by her pen
Title
Mad Madge
Title remainder
the extraordinary life of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, the first woman to live by her pen
Statement of responsibility
Katie Whitaker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For a seventeenth-century Englishwoman, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, did the unthinkable - she dared to publish and to live proudly as an writer. And despite the scandal her writing life caused, she eventually published twenty-three volumes, ranging from Poems and Fancies, the first book of English poetry published by a woman under her own name, to The Blazing World, the first work of science fiction by a woman. But she ended up labeled "Mad Madge of Newcastle" by later generations who too easily accepted the disparaging opinions of her shocked critics, who had portrayed her as nothing more than a bizarre eccentric. Now in Mad Madge, Katie Whitaker rescues Margaret from this caricature, and gives us a complete picture as she really was - an imaginative, ambitious and pioneering woman."--BOOK JACKET
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
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Whitaker, Katie
Dewey number
  • 828/.409
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PR3605.N2
  • HN90.S6
LC item number
  • Z95 2002
  • H8
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish
  • Women and literature
  • Authors, English
  • British
  • Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish of
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Mad Madge : the extraordinary life of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, the first woman to live by her pen, Katie Whitaker
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 393-406) and index
Contents
The Lucases of St. John's -- Childhood ambitions, 1623-1642 -- The coming of war, 1642 -- A lady at court, 1643-1645 -- The marquess and the queen, 1645 -- Parisian wife, 1646-1648 -- Dutch scholar, 1648-1651 -- Poet and petitioner, 1651-1653 -- Writer in exile, 1653-1655 -- Satirist and storyteller, 1655-1658 -- Restoration, 1658-1662 -- Revisions and controversies, 1663-1667 -- The talk of the town, 1667 -- Queen of philosophers, 1667-1673
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 416 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036687953
Label
Mad Madge : the extraordinary life of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, the first woman to live by her pen, Katie Whitaker
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 393-406) and index
Contents
The Lucases of St. John's -- Childhood ambitions, 1623-1642 -- The coming of war, 1642 -- A lady at court, 1643-1645 -- The marquess and the queen, 1645 -- Parisian wife, 1646-1648 -- Dutch scholar, 1648-1651 -- Poet and petitioner, 1651-1653 -- Writer in exile, 1653-1655 -- Satirist and storyteller, 1655-1658 -- Restoration, 1658-1662 -- Revisions and controversies, 1663-1667 -- The talk of the town, 1667 -- Queen of philosophers, 1667-1673
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 416 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036687953

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