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—. “Utopia, Millenarianism, and the Baconian Programme of Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World (1666).” In New Worlds Reflected: Travel and Utopia in the Early Modern Period, edited by Chloë Houston and Andrew Hadfield, 71–91. Burlington: Ashgate, 2010.

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