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Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish Duchess of 1624?-1674

Overview
Works: 355 works in 1,441 publications in 2 languages and 29,390 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Drama  Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Portraits  Records and correspondence  Voyages, Imaginary 
Roles: Author, Former owner, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PR3605.N2, 823.4
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The description of a new world, called the blazing world and other writings by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

62 editions published between 1666 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--
Observations upon experimental philosophy by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

49 editions published between 1666 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Cavendish's 1668 edition of Observations upon Experimental Philosophy, presented here in a 2001 edition, holds a unique position in early modern philosophy. Cavendish rejects the Aristotelianism which was taught in the universities in the seventeenth century, and the picture of nature as a grand machine which was propounded by Hobbes, Descartes and members of the Royal Society of London, such as Boyle. She also rejects the views of nature which make reference to immaterial spirits. Instead she develops an original system of organicist materialism, and draws on the doctrines of ancient Stoicism to attack the tenets of seventeenth-century mechanical philosophy. Her treatise is a document of major importance in the history of women's contributions to philosophy and science
The convent of pleasure and other plays by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

18 editions published between 1668 and 2011 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociable letters by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

14 editions published between 1664 and 2012 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The writings of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, are remarkable for their vivid depiction of the mores and mentality of seventeenth-century England. This edition includes all of Cavendish's Sociable Letters (1664), a collection of writings that comments on a wide range of aspects of seventeenth-century society, such as war and peace, science and medicine, English and Classical literatures, and social issues such as choosing a spouse, married life, infidelity, divorce, and the option of women not to marry." "This Broadview edition contains a critical introduction and a valuable selection of primary documents, including the letters Cavendish wrote during her courtship with William Cavendish; letters by two female family members; letters written by Aphra Behn, Dorothy Osborne, and Angel Day; and an essay by Francis Bacon."--Jacket
The blazing world and other writings by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A highly original work, part utopian fiction, part feminist text, which tells of a lady shipwrecked on the Blazing World, where she uses her powers as Empress to ensure that there is no war, religious division, or sexual discrimination
The life of William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, to which is added the true relation of my birth, breeding and life by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

49 editions published between 1886 and 2009 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political writings by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, published a wide variety of works including poems, plays, letters, and treatises of natural philosophy, but her significance as a political writer has only recently been recognised. This major contribution to the series of Cambridge Texts includes the first ever modern edition of her Divers Orations on English social and political life, together with a new student-friendly rendition of her imaginary voyage, A New World called the Blazing World. Susan James explains the allusions made in this classic text, and directs readers to the many intellectual debates with which Cavendish engages. Together these two works reveal the character and scope of Margaret Cavendish's political thought. She emerges as a singular and probing writer, who simultaneously upholds a conservative social and political order and destabilises it through her critical and unresolved observations about natural philosophy, scientific institutions, religion, and the relations between men and women."--Jacket
Orations of divers sorts, accommodated to divers places VVritten by the thrice noble, illustrious, and excellent princess, the lady Marchioness of Newcastle by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

20 editions published between 1662 and 1983 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speeches on divers subjects
The lives of William Cavendishe, Duke of Newcastle, and of his wife, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

6 editions published in 1872 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of the thrice noble, high, and puissant prince William Cavendishe, Duke, Marquess, and Earl of Newcastle ... by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

27 editions published between 1667 and 2007 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle
Philosophical and physical opinions by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

24 editions published between 1655 and 1977 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on science and philosophy
Plays, never before printed by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

24 editions published between 1668 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playes by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

17 editions published between 1662 and 1974 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ground of natural philosophy : divided into thirteen parts : with an appendix containing five parts by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

22 editions published between 1668 and 2011 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on science and philosophy
Poems, and fancies by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

31 editions published between 1653 and 2011 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems on various subjects
The worlds olio by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

33 editions published between 1655 and 2011 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical letters, or, Modest reflections upon some opinions in natural philosophy : maintained by several famous and learned authors of this age, expressed by way of letters by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

15 editions published between 1664 and 1992 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems and phancies by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

24 editions published between 1664 and 2011 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CCXI sociable letters by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( Book )

9 editions published between 1664 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters written to various people on various occasions
 
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The convent of pleasure and other plays
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Кэвендиш, Маргарет

マーガレット・キャヴェンディッシュ (ニューカッスル・アポン・タイン公爵夫人)

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Spanish (1)

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Observations upon experimental philosophyThe convent of pleasure and other playsSociable lettersThe blazing world and other writingsThe life of William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, to which is added the true relation of my birth, breeding and lifePolitical writingsGround of natural philosophy : divided into thirteen parts : with an appendix containing five parts