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Description - Sociable Letters by Professor Margaret Cavendish

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 includes: A critical introduction and a valuable selection of primary documents that situate Margaret Cavendish and Sociable Letters within the context of English letter writing and other early women writers. The appendices contain the letters Cavendish wrote during her courtship with William Cavendish; letters by two family members, Elizabeth Cavendish Egerton and Christiana Cavendish; letters written by Aphra Behn, Dorothy Osborne, and Angel Day; and an essay by Francis Bacon.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781551115580
ISBN-10: 1551115581
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Imprint: Broadview Press Ltd
Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Professor Margaret Cavendish

James Fitzmaurice is a Professor of English at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.