Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Book DescriptionLady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) is one of the most important women writers between Aphra Behn and Jane Austen, and one of her period's most provocative and entertaining writers of either sex. The narratives in this volume, with the exception of one juvenile piece, have never been printed before. They show the author experimenting with the genres of fiction and autobiography, more influenced by French models than by English, but always working experimentally against the grain of her various traditions. Besides page-turning narrative, these works offer the rare opportunity of a completely fresh take on literary movements, cross-cultural relations, gender ideologies, and other literary debates of the early eighteenth century. Our existing picture of what was once possible in literature and what was possible for women at this time cannot remain unchanged once these writings appear.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198183198
(223mm x 144mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Turkish Embassy Letters, Paperback (November 2012)
A pioneering woman traveler's impressions of Turkey are collected with a wealth of contemporary historical documents in this edition.
Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Paperback (May 2011)
The third edition of Letters and Works (1866) offers insight into one of the most unconventional women in British history.
Selected Letters, Paperback (January 1997)
A selection of Lady Montagu's letters. Besides presenting a picture of manners in a picturesque age, they contain a series of impressions from foreign courts seldom visited.
Complete Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Hardback (January 1996)» View all books by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
A scholarly edition of letters by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.
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Author Biography - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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