The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish

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by Margaret Cavendish

Science Fiction Utopian and Dystopian Fiction Feminist Literature Gender Identity Scientific Exploration Political Sovereignty Philosophical Inquiry

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The Blazing World, also known as The Description of a New World, Called The Blazing-World is a prose work written by English writer Margaret Cavendish in 1666.

Some feminist critics consider it a precursor to science fiction, being one of the first early examples of what can be considered as such today. It can also be considered a utopia, as well as being part romance and part adventure book.

The Blazing World describes a utopian and satirical kingdom located on another planet that can be traveled to through the North Pole. A young woman arrives in the other world and becomes the empress of a society made up of talking animals and organizes how to invade her home world.

"A Merchant travelling into a foreign Country, fell extreamly in Love with a young Lady; but being a stranger in that Nation, and beneath her, both in Birth and Wealth, he could have but little hopes of obtaining his desire..."


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About Margaret Cavendish

Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne was an English aristocrat, philosopher, poet, scientist, fiction-writer, and playwright durin...

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