The Blazing World Margaret Cavendish (Paperback)

The Blazing World Margaret Cavendish By Paula Benitez (Editor), Margaret Cavendish Cover Image
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As its full title suggests, Blazing World is a fanciful depiction of a satirical, utopian kingdom in another world (with different stars in the sky) that can be reached via the North Pole. It is "the only known work of utopian fiction by a woman in the 17th century, as well as one of the earliest examples of what we now call 'science fiction' - although it is also a romance, an adventure story, and even autobiography." A young woman enters this other world, becomes the empress of a society composed of various species of talking animals, and organizes an invasion back into her world complete with submarines towed by the "fish men" and the dropping of "fire stones" by the "bird men" to confound the enemies of her homeland, the Kingdom of Esfi.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781541160866
ISBN-10: 154116086X
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: December 16th, 2016
Pages: 92
Language: English