Catalog Record: The sociable companions, or, The female wits : a comedy | Hathi Trust Digital Library


The sociable companions, or, The female wits : a comedy / written by the princesse, the Duchess of Newcastle ; edited and introduced by Amanda Holton.

Main Author: Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of, 1624?-1674.
Related Names: Holton, Amanda.
Language(s): English
Published: Oxford : Seventeenth Century Press, 1996.
Subjects: Women > Drama.
Marriage > Drama.
Great Britain > History > 1660-1714 > Drama.
Note: "The sociable companions originally appeared in Cavendish's Plays, never before printed (1668). The play ... comprises two connected narratives, the first describing the successful attempts of the sisters of three impoverished Cavaliers to marry rich men, and the second concerned with the wealthy Lady Prudence's attempt to find a suitable husband"--P. 2.
Physical Description: 70 p. ; 21 cm.
Locate a Print Version: Find in a library

Catalog Search
Bibliographic search (Title, Author, Subject, ISBN/ISSN, Publisher, Series Title, or Year of Publication) of all HathiTrust items

Experimental Search
Full-text search of a small subset of HathiTrust items

Build & View Custom Collections

Go to Public Collections to browse other people's collections. Items from these collections can be copied into your own private collection.

Create your own Private Collection by searching or browsing to find items of interest and then adding them to a collection.

Full-text searching is available within public or private collections, and within individual items.


Search Tips

Phrase Searching

Use quotes to search an exact phrase: e.g. "occult fiction"


Use * or ? to search for alternate forms of a word. Use * to stand for several characters, and ? for a single character: e.g. optim* will find optimal, optimize or optimum; wom?n will find woman and women.

Boolean Searching

Use AND and OR between words to combine them with Boolean logic: e.g. (heart OR cardiac) AND surgery will find items about heart surgery or cardiac surgery. Boolean terms must be in uppercase.