Subject Area: Literature
BIC Category: Literary theory
Published: January 2004
216 x 138 mm
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Margaret Cavendish was the most extraordinary seventeenth-century Englishwoman, refusing to be silent when exiled by the Crowmellian regime, she fought to make her voice heard through her fascinating publications.
Introduction: A glorious resurrection
1. The 1650s: Genre and exile
2. 'Sweet Honey of the Muses': Lucretian resonance in 'Poems, and Fancies'
3. 'Heavens Library': Platonic paradigms and trial by genre
4. Travellia's travails: Homeric motifs in 'Assaulted and Pursued Chastity'
5. Figures of speech: 'The Animall Parliament'
6. Fictions of the mind
Appendix A – 'A horrible precipice': Lucy Hutchinson's Lucretius
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