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The Blazing World

Margaret Cavendish
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Published: January 31, 2020
ISBN: 9780486838038
96 pages
Country of publication: United States


Written by a 17th-century duchess, this remarkable utopian fantasy represents a forerunner of the science-fiction genre. Its romantic adventures center on the Lady, who is kidnapped, shipwrecked, and transported to the Blazing World, where she marries the emperor and is granted unlimited power. The Lady takes an active interest in science and philosophy, and her benevolent reign outlaws war, religious conflict, and gender discrimination.

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