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Written by a 17th-century duchess, this remarkable utopian fantasy centers on a heroine who is transported to another world, where she rules as empress and outlaws war, religious conflict, and gender discrimination.
About the Author
Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623–73) was born Margaret Lucas and was the youngest sister of prominent royalists Sir John Lucas and Sir Charles Lucas. She was a scientist, poet, philosopher, essayist, and novelist who wrote under her own name, and she is recognized as a groundbreaking writer.