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The Description of a New World called The Blazing-World

Margaret Cavendish

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The Description of a New World called The Blazing-World

The Blazing-World is a fanciful depiction of a utopian kingdom in another world that can be reached via the North Pole. It may be "the only known work of utopian fiction by a woman in the 17th century." It can also easily be placed in the genres of science fiction, romance, adventure, and possibly even autobiography.

In the book, a young woman enters this other world, and becomes the empress of a society composed of various species of talking animals. She organizes an invasion of her home world, complete with submarines towed by fish-men and fire-stones dropped by bird-men.

Cavendish's utopia comes about, at least in part, due to having "but one religion, one language, and one government." Originally published as a companion piece to her Observations upon Experimental Philosophy, it gave life to her theorizing in what was an example of rigorous 17th-century science.

This book inspired the author's husband, William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to write a sonnet which celebrates her imaginative powers. That sonnet was included in her book, and prefaces this edition.


108 pages

Media Bøker     Pocketbok   (Bok med mykt omslag og limt rygg)
Utgitt 25. august 2020
ISBN13 9781515424161
Utgivere Fantastic Books
Antall sider 108
Mål 228 × 152 × 10 mm   ·   174 g
Språk Engelsk  

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