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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
  • This volume presents a biography of an English aristocrat, writer, and scientist Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1623-1673). Her extraordinary life unfolded during the English Civil Wars, when she was exiled to Paris and Antwerp as a Royalist seeking refuge from Cromwell's England, and later as mistress of her husband's estate in Newcastle after the restoration of the monarchy. In exile, she began to write and publish her poetry and essays, influenced by a Royalist cultural world that included Hobbes and Descartes. Despite the scandal her writing life caused, she eventually wrote thirteen books, ranging from Poems and Fancies, the first book of poetry published by a woman under her own name, to Blazing World, the first science fiction by a woman
  • "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."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitaker, Katie
Dewey number
  • 828/.409
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3605.N2
LC item number
Z95 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, English
  • British
  • Women and literature
  • Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish
Label
Mad Madge : the extraordinary life of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, the first woman to live by her pen, Katie Whitaker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [393]-406) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
50006494
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465091614
Lccn
2002008411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Mad Madge : the extraordinary life of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, the first woman to live by her pen, Katie Whitaker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [393]-406) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
50006494
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465091614
Lccn
2002008411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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