Margaret Cavendish: Gender, Genre, Exile Emma L.E. Rees

ISBN: 9780719060724

Published: March 4th 2004


240 pages


Margaret Cavendish: Gender, Genre, Exile  by  Emma L.E. Rees

Margaret Cavendish: Gender, Genre, Exile by Emma L.E. Rees
March 4th 2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 240 pages | ISBN: 9780719060724 | 10.17 Mb

Margaret Cavendish was one of the most prolific, complex and misunderstood writers of the seventeenth century. A contemporary of Descartes and Hobbes, she was fascinated by philosophical, scientific and imaginative advances, and struggled to overcome the political and cultural obstacles which threatened to stop her engagement with such discourses. Rees examines how Cavendish engaged with the work of thinkers such as Lucretius, Plato, Homer and Harvey in an attempt to write her way out of the exile which threatened not only her intellectual pursuits but her very existence.

What emerges is the image of an intelligent, audacious and intrepid early modern woman whose tale will appeal to specialists and general readers alike.

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