The Convent of Pleasure. In her Plays. Never Before Printed. Written By the Thrice Noble, Illustrious, and Excellent Princesse, The Duchess of Newcastle

TitleThe Convent of Pleasure. In her Plays. Never Before Printed. Written By the Thrice Noble, Illustrious, and Excellent Princesse, The Duchess of Newcastle
Year for Search1668
Authors[Cavendish], [Margaret] Duchess of Newcastle(1623?-74)
Paginationseparately paged
Date Published1668
PublisherPtd. by A. Maxwell
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author
Annotation

A rich woman creates a eutopian all-female community on her estate.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. separately ed. Jennifer Rowsell. Oxford, Eng.: Seventeenth Century Press, 1995; in The Convent of Pleasure and Other Plays. Ed. Anne Shaver (Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1999), 217-47;and in Paper Bodies: A Margaret Cavendish Reader. Ed. Sylvia Bowerbank and Sara Mendelson (Peterborough, ON, Canada: Broadview Press, 2000), 97-135.

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Author Note

The Duchess of Newcastle (1623?-74).

Full Text

1668 [Cavendish, Margaret], The Duchess of Newcastle (1623?-74). The Convent of Pleasure. A Comedy. In her Plays. Never Before Printed. Written By the Thrice Noble, Illustrious, and Excellent Princesse, The Duchess of Newcastle (London: Ptd. by A. Maxwell, 1668), separately paged. Rpt. separately ed. Jennifer Rowsell. Oxford, Eng.: Seventeenth Century Press, 1995; in The Convent of Pleasure and Other Plays. Ed. Anne Shaver (Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1999), 217-47; and in Paper Bodies: A Margaret Cavendish Reader. Ed. Sylvia Bowerbank and Sara Mendelson (Peterborough, ON, Canada: Broadview Press, 2000), 97-135. L, PSt

A rich woman creates a eutopian all-female community on her estate. Female author.