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Montagu, Mary Wortley Lady 1689-1762

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Works: 694 works in 2,077 publications in 2 languages and 23,647 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Sources  Portraits  Personal narratives  Poetry 
Roles: Other, Contributor, Attributed name
Classifications: DA501.M7, 826.5
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Most widely held works by Mary Wortley Montagu
Essays and poems and Simplicity, a comedy by Mary Wortley Montagu ( Book )
18 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu : including her correspondence, poems, and essays by Mary Wortley Montagu ( Book )
24 editions published between 1803 and 1979 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verses address'd to the imitator of the first satire of the second book of Horace By a lady by Mary Wortley Montagu ( )
37 editions published between 1731 and 1735 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1709 to 1762 by Mary Wortley Montagu ( Book )
28 editions published between 1904 and 1989 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poetical works of the Right Honourable Lady M- - -y W- - -y M- - -e by Mary Wortley Montagu ( Book )
31 editions published between 1768 and 2005 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Nonsense of common-sense, 1737-1738 by Mary Wortley Montagu ( Book )
17 editions published between 1947 and 1970 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romance writings by Mary Wortley Montagu ( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lady 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 in 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 taken 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
The selected letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Mary Wortley Montagu ( Book )
7 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turkish embassy letters by Mary Wortley Montagu ( Book )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Turkish Embassy Letters chronicle the encounters of a curious mind with numerous aspects of a foreign culture in frank and witty language. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu wrote enthusiastically to her friend, Alexander Pope, about the beauties of Turkish poetry, and set herself the task of learning Turkish grammar so that she could translate poems. To other correspondents, she wrote that she was impressed by the liberties given to women by Turkish cultural institutions, such as the veils that rendered a woman incognita in the street (the better, she thought, to conduct secret love affairs). She was struck by the unpretentious behavior of women in the Turkish baths, which she compared to English coffeehouses because of the freedom of conversation they promoted. Likewise, as a small-pox survivor -- she had succumbed to the disease in 1715, and hid her smallpox scars under makeup, or paint, as it was called -- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was intrigued by the Turkish method of inoculation against this disease, and later introduced these methods into England with the help of the physician Charles Maitland."--Www.wwnorton.com
The letters and works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Mary Wortley Montagu ( Book )
58 editions published between 1837 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected letters by Mary Wortley Montagu ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Whether describing the Turkish baths in Sofia or the London social scene, negotiating her marriage settlement or declaring her passion for a young Italian, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) wrote some of the liveliest letters in the English language." "Ranging over everything from gossip to politics, science to literature, they reveal very different aspects of her personality to her husband, sister and female circle, to her beloved daughter and her errant son. The famous Embassy Letters from Constantinople were designed for publication, yet most are vividly personal. Several letters in this volume have never before appeared in print (one full of exuberant chamber-pot humour and another mocking men as 'vile inconstant toads'). In this superb selection, Isobel Grundy has included examples from every significant correspondence so as to do full justice 'to Montagu the writer, thinker and feminist, and to Lady Mary the friend and family member, the idealistic girl and sardonic old woman'."--BOOK JACKET
Court poems Viz; I. The basset-table. An eclogue. II. The drawing-room. III. The toilet. by Mary Wortley Montagu ( )
7 editions published between 1706 and 1716 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu; select passages from her letters by Mary Wortley Montagu ( Book )
14 editions published between 1892 and 1908 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters of the right honourable lady M-y W-y M-e written during her travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa: to which are added poems, by the same author. Stereotype edition by Mary Wortley Montagu ( )
23 editions published between 1798 and 1838 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Lady Montague.
Lady Montaqu 1689-1762
M-e, M--y W. 1689-1762
M-e M-y W-y 1689-1762
M-e, M-y W-y, Lady
M-y W y-M e 1689-1762
Mantagu, Mary Pierrepont Wortley, 1689-1762
Montagu, Lady
Montagu, Lady, 1689-1762
Montagu, Lady Mary
Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley
Montagu, M. Wortley, 1689-1762
Montagu, Mary, 1689-1762
Montagu, Mary Pierrepont Wortley.
Montagu, Mary Pierrepont Wortley, 1689-1762
Montagu, Mary Pierrepont Wortley, Lady, 1689-1762
Montagu, Mary W. 1689-1762
Montagu, Mary Wortley.
Montague, Lady, 1689-1762
Montague, Mary W. 1689-1762
Montague, Mary Worthley 1689-1762
Montague, Mary Wortley.
Montague, Mary Wortley, 1689-1762
Montague, Mary Wortley, Lady, 1689-1762
Montague, Wortley, 1689-1762
Montagute, Mary Wortlay, 1689-1762
Montagute, Mary Wortlay, Lady, 1689-1762
Montagute, Mary Wortley.
Montagute, Mary Wortley, Lady, 1689-1762
Montagute, Milady.
Montagute, Milady, 1689-1762
Montagute, ... Wortlay, Milady, 1689-1762
Montegû, Meri.
Pierrepont, Lady, 1689-1762
Pierrepont, Mary, 1689-1762
Pierrepont, Mary, Lady, 1689-1762
Sappho 1689-1762
Worthley Montague, Marie, Milady, 1689-1762
Wortlay Mantagute, Milady, 1689-1762
Wortlay Montagute, Milady.
Wortlay Montagute, Milady, 1689-1762
Wortley, Mary Montague, Lady, 1689-1762
Wortley Montagu, Lady Mary
Wortley Montagu, Mary
Wortley-Montagu, Mary 1689-1762
Wortley-Montagu, Mary, Lady, 1689-1762
Wortley Montague, ... 1689-1762
Wortley Montague, Mary, 1689-1762
Wortley Montagute, Lady, 1689-1762
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English (872)
French (2)
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