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Paper bodies : a Margaret Cavendish reader

Author: Margaret Cavendish Newcastle, Duchess of; Sara Mendelson; Sylvia Bowerbank
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview ; Hadleigh : BRAD, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Paper Bodies was the phrase Margaret cavendish used to describe manuscripts of her works. This volume includes her most famous work, The Description of a New World, the story of a young woman who travels through the North Pole to a strange new world.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Margaret Cavendish Newcastle, Duchess of; Margaret Cavendish Newcastle, Duchess of; Margaret Cavendish Newcastle, Duchess of
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Cavendish Newcastle, Duchess of; Sara Mendelson; Sylvia Bowerbank
ISBN: 155111173X 9781551111735
OCLC Number: 41659802
Description: 340 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Birth, breeding, and self-fashioning --
Gender and serious play --
Women and the new science --
Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle: a brief chronology --
Birth, breeding, and self-fashioning --
A true relation of my birth, breeding, and life 1656 --
Selections from CCXI Sociable letters 1664 --
Preface to Orations of divers sorts 1662 --
Letter of Mary Evelyn to Ralph Bohun --
Gender and serious play --
The convent of pleasure 1668 --
Preface to the reader, The worlds olio 1655 --
Female orations, from Orations of divers sorts 1662 --
Women and the new science --
The description of a new world, called the blazing world 1666 --
Selections from Poems and fancies 1635 --
Francis Bacon, New Atlantis 1627 --
Selections from Letters and poems in honour of ... Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle 1676 --
Aphra Behn, preface to her translation of Fontanelle's Entretiens sur la pluralite des mondes 1688.
Responsibility: Margaret Cavendish ; edited by Sylvia Bowerbank and Sara Mendelson.

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