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The Blazing World
The Blazing World | Margaret Cavendish
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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 science fiction.
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rabbitprincess
The Blazing World | Margaret Cavendish
Bailedbailed

There isn‘t much narrative drive to this story. The protagonist is taken to a strange new world and spends the whole time bandying about the latest scientific ideas for reasons that are not entirely clear to me. And the sentences take FOREVER. I‘m out.

Lindy I been curious about this classic. Thanks for taking one for the team. 😉 3mo
rabbitprincess @Lindy Even on Serial Reader it was quite the slog 😕 3mo
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rabbitprincess
The Blazing World | Margaret Cavendish
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Ant-men and Spider-men? I didn‘t know that this Blazing World was the Marvel universe 🤣🤣

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Syl
The Blazing World | Margaret Cavendish
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Thoroughly relishing this heck of a feministic protagonist 🤩

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laur89
The Blazing World | Margaret Cavendish
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Mehso-so

The world-building here was interesting if not a bit lengthy and philosophical; the latter half of the book felt very political and I sort of lost interest there. The audiobook definitely helped me to power through it.

“she spent most of her time in the study of Natural Causes and Effects, which was her chief delight and pastime; and that she loved to discourse sometimes with the most Learned persons of that World”

#readtheclassics #classics

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laur89
The Blazing World | Margaret Cavendish
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Started a new #classic on #SerialReader today!

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bmsddk
The Blazing World | Margaret Cavendish
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On the official last third of the marathon! Cheers to you on whichever amount of reading or supporting you've done for the day ~🖒 May this leg of the walk bring enjoyable reads ☺📚 ~ #readathon #24HourReadathon #DeweysReadathon #Deweys24HourReadathon ~ @DeweysReadathon

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Eyelit
The Blazing World | Margaret Cavendish
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I've read a lot of #weirdbooks throughout my life. Some I loved, but am still processing (Lanark, Third Policeman, Raw Shark Texts), some I really disliked and want to forget forever (quite a few comics/graphic novels)... my current weird read is touted as one of the first sci-fi novels and it incredibly bizarre. Still on the fence on whether or not I'm liking it. 😄 #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

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Lindy
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I nearly read this last year for my book bingo category "written before 1700." Instead, I read The Winter's Tale (because I knew I would be reading Jeanette Winterson's retelling, The Gap of Time). Now that I've read Margaret the First, I am even more keen to read Cavendish.

Ms.Story Love the idea of "book bingo"! Where do you find these?! ? 6y
Lindy @BrittanysBookshelf Google search "BOTNS book bingo" & refresh the screen for a new card combo. Created by Ann & Michael of Books on the Nightstand podcast. 6y
Lizpixie My local library makes book bingo cards and you can post a pic of your finished card on their Facebook page to win a prize. 6y
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Lindy @Lizpixie Have you participated? 6y
Lizpixie @Lindy yep. I've finished about half of the card so far. 6y
Lindy @Lizpixie Be sure to post a photo of it on Litsy when you're done, in addition to your library's site. 😀 6y
Ms.Story @Lindy thanks so much! Sounds like a fun challenge 👍🏻😊 6y
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