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Mad Madge The Extraordinary Life of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, the First Woman to Live by Her Pen (Paperback)

Author:  Katie Whitaker
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0465091644
ISBN-13: 9780465091645
Sku: 33805485
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5L x 0.75T
Pages:  456
Age Range:  NA
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"The biographer''s true gifts shine. Rarely has a distant century felt so immediate, its quirks and glories so vivid."--"Washington Times"
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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.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0456
Product attributePublisher:   Basic Books (AZ)
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