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Pure Wit

The Revolutionary Life of Margaret Cavendish

«This is historical biography as it should be written: intelligent and nuanced, witty and thoroughly riveting.»

Lucasta Miller
406,-
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Detaljer

Forlag
Apollo
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
384
ISBN
9781837930173
Utgivelsesår
2023
Format
23 x 15 cm

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«This is historical biography as it should be written: intelligent and nuanced, witty and thoroughly riveting.»

Lucasta Miller

«A fascinating book on a fascinating woman, who was not the “crazy duchess” of hostile legend, but a daring feminist pioneer.»

Penelope Corfield

«Francesca Peacock adroitly recounts Cavendish’s ordeals as a monarchist under Cromwell, her years in exile in Paris, her supportive marriage, her ennoblement and fame.»

New Statesman

«[Peacock's] enjoyable book is enriched by accounts of other women who lived remarkably in those remarkable times.»

The Times

«It’s a gripping read, wonderfully researched and puts Cavendish back into the literary history books where she belongs. I loved it.»

Kate Mosse

«Fascinating»

William Boyd

«Well-written, well-researched, interesting and peppy.»

The Observer

«5 STARS... Margaret Cavendish was a woman out of time. This blazing biography does her proud»

The Telegraph

«[An] erudite and entertaining book»

The Spectator

«Scholarly, articulate, and never less than fascinating, this is a sensational debut.»

Alice Loxton

«[A] sparky celebration of a remarkable woman»

Financial Times

«Pure Wit is thorough and scholarly»

Literary Review

«A stellar debut. Francesca Peacock is as bold, bright and witty as her subject. Margaret Cavendish sears through every page and so does her blazing world.»

Jessie Childs

«Perceptive and nuanced. A blazing account of a blazing woman.»

Holly Kyte

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