Il mondo sfavillante Margaret Cavendish

ISBN: 9788895104553

Published: in 1668, this story can be considered an example of proto-science fiction, in that the protagonist goes to another world which has inventions such as submarines. The author was the Duchess of Newcastle, and wrote herself into the story as a supporting character....Read full review

Heather

rated it4 of 5 stars
about 1 month ago

This is one of various works touted as “the first science fiction novel” (especially in contexts where people are pointing out the strong influence of female authors in the early development of science fictional concepts). The full title is The Description of a New World,...Read full review
Sara

rated it4 of 5 stars
11 months ago

I loved this book almost as much as I love reading about the author. Its sort of like reading Alice in Wonderland only Alice is really an eccentric, science loving Dutchess.
behemothing

rated it5 of 5 stars
11 months ago

Ahem: Written By the Thrice Noble, Illustrious, and Excellent PRINCESSE, THE Duchess of Newcastle.

It is about a lady who becomes the all-powerful Empress of a parallel world connected to earth via the North Pole. It is a strange and great thing to exist in the world. I...Read full review
Jared

rated it3 of 5 stars
8 days ago

A crazy trip into the mind and world of Margaret Cavendish where she methodically explains her views on questions of science and philosophy in the context of a fantasy of traveling to other worlds, spirits visiting other bodies, and a conquering warrior empress. While the...Read full review
Robbert

rated it4 of 5 stars
about 2 months ago

Not really a science fiction book

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Il mondo sfavillante  by  Margaret Cavendish

Il mondo sfavillante by Margaret Cavendish
in 1668, this story can be considered an example of proto-science fiction, in that the protagonist goes to another world which has inventions such as submarines. The author was the Duchess of Newcastle, and wrote herself into the story as a supporting character....Read full review
Heather

rated it4 of 5 stars
about 1 month ago

This is one of various works touted as “the first science fiction novel” (especially in contexts where people are pointing out the strong influence of female authors in the early development of science fictional concepts). The full title is The Description of a New World,...Read full review
Sara

rated it4 of 5 stars
11 months ago

I loved this book almost as much as I love reading about the author. Its sort of like reading Alice in Wonderland only Alice is really an eccentric, science loving Dutchess.
behemothing

rated it5 of 5 stars
11 months ago

Ahem: Written By the Thrice Noble, Illustrious, and Excellent PRINCESSE, THE Duchess of Newcastle.

It is about a lady who becomes the all-powerful Empress of a parallel world connected to earth via the North Pole. It is a strange and great thing to exist in the world. I...Read full review
Jared

rated it3 of 5 stars
8 days ago

A crazy trip into the mind and world of Margaret Cavendish where she methodically explains her views on questions of science and philosophy in the context of a fantasy of traveling to other worlds, spirits visiting other bodies, and a conquering warrior empress. While the...Read full review
Robbert

rated it4 of 5 stars
about 2 months ago

Not really a science fiction book | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 226 pages | ISBN: 9788895104553 | 5.36 Mb

The Description of a New World, Called The Blazing-World, better known as The Blazing World, is a 1666 work of prose fiction by English writer Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle. It has been described as an early forerunner of scienceMoreThe Description of a New World, Called The Blazing-World, better known as The Blazing World, is a 1666 work of prose fiction by English writer Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle.

It has been described as an early forerunner of science fiction.



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