Margaret the First (MP3 CD)

Margaret the First Cover Image
By Danielle Dutton, Lucy Rayner (Narrated by)
Please call for price 910.692.3211
Subject to Availability. (Our database may have books that are unavailable due to various constraints.)

Description


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781515957959
ISBN-10: 1515957950
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: June 30th, 2016
Language: English