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Margaret the First

(2016)
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Margaret the First dramatizes the life of Margaret Cavendish, the shy, gifted, and wildly unconventional 17th-century Duchess. The eccentric Margaret wrote and published volumes of poems, philosophy, feminist plays, and utopian science fiction at a time when "being a writer" was not an option open to women. As one of the Queen's attendants and the daughter of prominent Royalists, she was exiled to France when King Charles I was overthrown. As the English Civil War raged on, Margaret met and married William Cavendish, who encouraged her writing and her desire for a career. After the War, her work earned her both fame and infamy in England: at the dawn of daily newspapers, she was "Mad Madge," an original tabloid celebrity. Yet Margaret was also the first woman to be invited to the Royal Society of London-a mainstay of the Scientific Revolution-and the last for another two hundred years.

Margaret the First is very much a contemporary novel set in the past. Written with lucid precision and sharp cuts through narrative time, it is a gorgeous and wholly new approach to imagining the life of a historical woman.

    

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November 2016 : Australia Hardback
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Title: Margaret the First
Author(s): Danielle Dutton
ISBN: 1-925228-83-5 / 978-1-925228-83-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Scribe
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Margaret the First
Author(s): Danielle Dutton
ISBN: 1-911344-87-0 / 978-1-911344-87-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribe UK
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March 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Margaret the First
Author(s): Danielle Dutton
ISBN: 1-936787-35-0 / 978-1-936787-35-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Catapult
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: Margaret the First: A Novel
Author(s): Danielle Dutton
ISBN: 1-5159-0795-3 / 978-1-5159-0795-4
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: Margaret the First: A Novel
Author(s): Danielle Dutton
ISBN: 1-5159-5795-0 / 978-1-5159-5795-9
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Margaret the First: A Novel
Author(s): Danielle Dutton
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Margaret the First
Author(s): Danielle Dutton
Publisher: Scribe
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March 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Margaret the First: A Novel
Author(s): Danielle Dutton
Publisher: Catapult
Availability: Amazon CA