The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World

TitleThe Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World
Year for Search1666
Authors[Cavendish], [Margaret] Duchess of Newcastle(1623?-74)
Secondary TitlePart IV of her Observations Upon Experimental Philosophy
PaginationSeparately paged.
Date Published1666
PublisherPtd. By J. Maxwell
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author
Annotation

World attached to Earth at the Pole. Various animals (bears, foxes, geese, etc.) with human characteristics. The eutopia is a small part of an allegory. Monarchy, religion, few laws. Peaceable world because it has only one religion, one language, and one government.

Additional Publishers

First separate publication London: Ptd. By A. Maxwell, 1668. Rpt. in The Description of a New World Called The Blazing World and Other Writings. Ed. Kate Lilley (London: William Pickering, 1992), 119-225 with notes 227-30; in Restoration and Augustan British Utopias. Ed. Gregory Claeys (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2000), 53-114; in Paper Bodies: A Margaret Cavendish Reader. Ed. Sylvia Bowerbank and Sara Mendelson (Peterborough, ON, Canada: Broadview Press, 2000), 151-251; in Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, Political Writings. Ed. Susan James (Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 2003), 1-109; A Description of the Blazing World. Ed. Sara H. Mendelson. Peterborough, ON, Canada: Broadview Press, 2026 with an “Introduction” (9-53) and appendices (165-227).

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Author Note

Female author (1623?-74) .

Full Text

1666 [Cavendish, Margaret]. Duchess of Newcastle (1623?-74). The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World. Part IV of her Observations Upon Experimental Philosophy. London: Ptd. By J. Maxwell. Separately paged. First separate publication London: Ptd. By A. Maxwell, 1668. Rpt. in The Description of a New World Called The Blazing World and Other Writings. Ed. Kate Lilley (London: William Pickering, 1992), 119-225 with notes 227-30; in Restoration and Augustan British Utopias. Ed. Gregory Claeys (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2000), 53-114; in Paper Bodies: A Margaret Cavendish Reader. Ed. Sylvia Bowerbank and Sara Mendelson (Peterborough, ON, Canada: Broadview Press, 2000), 151-251; in Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, Political Writings. Ed. Susan James (Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 2003), 1-109; and in A Description of the Blazing World. Ed. Sara H. Mendelson. Peterborough, ON, Canada: Broadview Press, 2026 with an “Introduction” (9-53) and appendices (165-227). ICN, L, PSt, PU

World attached to Earth at the Pole. Various animals (bears, foxes, geese, etc.) with human characteristics. The eutopia is a small part of an allegory. Monarchy, religion, few laws. Peaceable world because it has only one religion, one language, and one government. Female author.