Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2015

226 Pages

8.5 x 5.5 inches

ISBN: 9780719099328

Bookseller Code (06)

Margaret Cavendish

Gender, genre, exile

Emma L.E. Rees

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Cavendish is fast becoming a canonical figure - most renaissance and seventeenth-century scholars will know her
  • Intellectual rigour is matched by a vibrant sense of Cavendish's extraordinary life and struggle to make her voice heard
  • New reading of the work of one of the most prolific, complex and misunderstood writers of the seventeenth century, who engaged with the work of thinkers like Lucretius, Homer, Plato and Harvey, amongst others
  • Rees shows how literary genre can be used as the key to understanding Cavendish's oeuvre
  • This is the first monograph to focus on her exile publications (she was banished by the Cromwellian regime), and to demonstrate how she may be read as a key player in the intellectual traditions of the period