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Margaret the First

Un libro in lingua di Danielle Dutton edito da Pgw, 2016

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As one of the queen's attendants and the daughter of prominent Royalists, Margaret Lucas was exiled to France when King Charles I was overthrown. While the English Civil War raged on, she met and married William Cavendish, an aristocratic landowner and poet. He encouraged both her writing and her desire for a career--a singular relationship at the time. After Cromwell's defeat, Margaret and William returned to England, where her work, behavior, and sense of style--including once attending the theater in a topless gown-- earned her both fame and infamy. A curious Samuel Pepys kept an eye out for "Mad Madge," in London, writing in his diary that "The Duchess of Newcastle is all the pageant now discoursed on." At the dawn of daily newspapers, she was a tabloid celebrity, yet she 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 an intimate story of woman whose modern sensibility was out of step with her times, one whose work as a philosopher has recently drawn the attention of the academy. Stylistically quick, with sharp cuts through narrative time, the novel also revels in the physicality of a garden or a landscape, and turns tender in its rendering of family and marital ties.

Informazioni bibliografiche

  • Titolo del Libro in lingua: Margaret the First
  • Lingua: English
  • AutoreDanielle Dutton
  • Editore: Pgw
  • Collana:  (Paperback)
  • Data di Pubblicazione: 15 Marzo '16
  • Genere: Fiction  Biographical
  • Pagine: 163
  • Dimensioni mm: 209 x 139 x 0
  • ISBN-10: 1936787350
  • ISBN-13:  9781936787357