The Convent of Pleasure

The Convent of Pleasure is a play written by Margaret Cavendish in 1668. The play is a comedy about noblewomen who choose to retreat to a convent to create their own community in order to avoid the constraints and pains of marriage and men. Lady Happy, the main protagonist, ponders the question of a radical alternative to marriage: “But why may not I love a woman with the same affection I could a man?” This book is a close reproduction of the first printed edition of the play, which was supervised and edited by hand by Cavendish.

Published by ness books, 2020
Design by Sophie Rentien Lando
Literature / Feminism / Science/Fiction

Price: 9€

CAVENDISH, Margaret - The Convent of Pleasure