“Treble marriage”: Margaret Cavendish, William Newcastle, and Collaborative Authorship

  title={“Treble marriage”: Margaret Cavendish, William Newcastle, and Collaborative Authorship},
  author={Valerie Billing},
  journal={Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies},
  pages={122 - 94}
  • Valerie Billing
  • Published 1 October 2011
  • Art
  • Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies
Margaret Cavendish’s publications abound with her claims to individuality as a thinker and as a writer, yet her husband, William, Duke of Newcastle, appears throughout these works as a teacher, a character, a co-author, and a promoter of her writing. These texts exhibit a tension between Cavendish’s public identity as the wife of an aristocrat and her self-constructed identity as a unique writer. This article posits that Cavendish manages this tension by engaging in forms of literary… 
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