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The life of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. by Robert Halsband

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English



  • Foreign countries,
  • Great Britain


  • Montagu, Mary Wortley, Lady, 1689-1762.,
  • British -- Foreign countries -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Diplomats" spouses -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Authors, English -- 18th century -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

LC ClassificationsDA501.M7 H3
The Physical Object
Pagination313 p.
Number of Pages313
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6203867M
LC Control Number56014373

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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, née Pierrepont, (baptized , London, Eng.—died Aug. 21, , London), the most colourful Englishwoman of her time and a brilliant and versatile writer. Britannica Explores. Women Trailblazers. Meet extraordinary women who dared to bring gender equality and other issues to the forefront. From. Best known as a letter writer, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu wrote verses all her life and frequently referred to herself as a "poet." From the young girl, as she later described herself, "trespassing" in Latin and Greek sources to the old woman haunted "by the Daemon of Poesie" (as quoted by Isobel Grundy in Essays and Poems, ), Montagu repeatedly turned to the forms of Augustan verse.   How One Daring Woman Introduced the Idea of Smallpox Inoculation to England British writer and explorer Lady Mary Wortley Montagu ( - ). Portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller, MONTAGU, LADY MARY WORTLEY, by birth Lady Mary Pierrepoint, was the eldest daughter of Evelyn earl of Kingston (afterwards marquis of Dorchester, finally duke of Kingston), by his wife the lady Mary Fielding, daughter of William earl of Denbigh, and was born at her father's seat of Thoresby in Nottinghamshire, about the year Displaying great attractions of person as well as sprightliness.

The early years of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's married life were spent in seclusion in the country. She had a son, Edward Wortley Montagu the younger, on 16 May , in London. Her husband became Member of Parliament for Westminster in , and shortly afterwards was . Genre/Form: Biographies History Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Halsband, Robert, Life of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Life of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. New York, Oxford University Press, (OCoLC) Named Person: Mary Wortley Montagu, Lady; Mary Pierrepont Wortley Montagu, Lady; Mary Wortley Montagu, Lady: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / . This book is the first to look at Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's achievement as a vital figure in the women's literary tradition. Robert Halsband's book on her life, the sixth this century and published in , was the first to apply scholarly techniques to establishing the facts. The inaccurateaccounts given before Halsband testify to Lady Mary's compelling interest as a woman who wrote.