The Resource The description of a new world, called the blazing world, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle ; edited by Sara H. Mendelson

The description of a new world, called the blazing world, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle ; edited by Sara H. Mendelson

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The description of a new world, called the blazing world
Title
The description of a new world, called the blazing world
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle ; edited by Sara H. Mendelson
Title variation
Description of the blazing world
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Language
eng
Summary
"First published in 1666, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle's Description of a New Blazing World is the first fictional portrayal of women and the new science. In Blazing World, Cavendish depicts her heroine, the Empress, in multiple roles. The Empress is leader of a dreamlike utopian world reachable through the North Pole, filled with talking animals and intelligent hybrid creatures. She establishes a royal society of scientists, initiates learned conferences, interrogates existing knowledge, and spends her days speculating on natural philosophy. She also forms a lively intellectual collaboration with the "Duchess of Newcastle," a female character summoned from Earth. A companion volume to Cavendish's important Observations upon Experimental Philosophy, Blazing World is the first known science fiction novel to have been written and published by a woman, and represents a pioneering female scientific utopia. This Broadview Edition includes related historical materials on the new science and Cavendish's role in the intellectual world of her time."--
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Issued also in electronic format.
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1624?-1674
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Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish
Dewey number
823/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR3605.N2
LC item number
D47 2016
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
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Mendelson, Sara Heller
Series statement
Broadview editions
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  • Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish
  • Utopias
  • Utopias
  • Voyages, Imaginary
  • Women and literature
  • Utopias
  • Voyages, Imaginary
  • Women and literature
  • England
Label
The description of a new world, called the blazing world, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle ; edited by Sara H. Mendelson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-235)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle : a brief chronology -- A note on the text -- The description of a new world, called the blazing world -- Appendix A. Selections from Margaret Cavendish, Poems, and fancies (1653) -- Appendix B. Francis Bacon, The new Atlantis (1627) -- Appendix C. Selections from William Cavendish, Letters and poems in honour of ... Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle (1676) -- Appendix D. Aphra Behn, preface to her translation of Fontenelle's Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes (1688)
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781554812424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936220766
  • (OCoLC)ocn936220766
Label
The description of a new world, called the blazing world, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle ; edited by Sara H. Mendelson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-235)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle : a brief chronology -- A note on the text -- The description of a new world, called the blazing world -- Appendix A. Selections from Margaret Cavendish, Poems, and fancies (1653) -- Appendix B. Francis Bacon, The new Atlantis (1627) -- Appendix C. Selections from William Cavendish, Letters and poems in honour of ... Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle (1676) -- Appendix D. Aphra Behn, preface to her translation of Fontenelle's Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes (1688)
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781554812424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936220766
  • (OCoLC)ocn936220766

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