Reading and Writing in Sociable Letters; Or, How Margaret Cavendish Read Her Plutarch

@inproceedings{Dodds2011ReadingAW,
  title={Reading and Writing in Sociable Letters; Or, How Margaret Cavendish Read Her Plutarch},
  author={Lara Dodds},
  year={2011}
}
AbstractMargaret Cavendish's Sociable Letters (1664), a fictionalized collection of private letters, makes reading and writing its subject in the broadest possible sense. Individual letters in the collection frequently offer commentary on books and describe the reading practices of women and men. This essay argues that Sociable Letters can be read as a case study of the conditions of women's reading practices. In Sociable Letters Cavendish demonstrates both an awareness of gendered models of… CONTINUE READING

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