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Margaret the first [electronic resource] / Danielle Dutton.

Dutton, Danielle, 1975- author. (Author). Rayner, Lucy. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781515927952 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1515927954 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 43 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : 2016.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Lucy Rayner.
Summary, etc.: Margaret the First dramatizes the life of Margaret Cavendish, the shy, gifted, and wildly unconventional seventeenth-century duchess. The eccentric Margaret wrote and published volumes of poems, philosophy, feminist plays, and utopian science fiction at a time when "being a writer" was not an option open to women. As one of the Queen's attendants and the daughter of prominent Royalists, she was exiled to France when King Charles I was overthrown. As the English Civil War raged on, Margaret met and married William Cavendish, who encouraged her writing and her desire for a career. After the War, her work earned her both fame and infamy in England; at the dawn of daily newspapers, she was "Mad Madge," an original tabloid celebrity. Yet Margaret was also the first woman to be invited to the Royal Society of London-a mainstay of the Scientific Revolution-and the last for another two hundred years. Margaret the First is very much a contemporary novel set in the past. Written with lucid precision and sharp cuts through narrative time, it is a gorgeous and wholly new approach to imagining the life of a historical woman.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of, 1624?-1674 > Fiction.
Women authors > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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