Self-taught in her father's library, the writer, satirist and poet Lady Mary Wortley Montagu had an inexhaustible appetite for travel and society. This third edition of her Letters and Works (1866) offers insight into the ambitions and frustrations of one of the most unconventional women of the eighteenth century. In addition to remarks on the follies and diversions of London, Volume 1 provides acute and often acerbic observations of the sights and people she encountered on her travels across Holland, France, Germany, Austria and Turkey. Volume 2 continues the collection with correspondence from her travels in Italy. Resident abroad during the heyday of the Grand Tour, she is revealed by her letters as a sociable woman enjoying the sights and society of Florence, Bologna, Venice, Naples and Rome, while hosting salons, and courting controversy.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Europe Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.76(d)|
Table of Contents
Volume 1: Preface W. Moy Thomas; Memoir of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu W. Moy Thomas; Introductory anecdotes Lady Louisa Stuart; 1. The death of Queen Anne; 2. Account of the court of George the First at his accession; 3. Mr. Wortley Montague on the state of affairs when the king entered; 4. Letters to Mrs. Hewet; 5. Correspondence with Miss Anne Wortley; 6. Correspondence with Mr. Wortley Montagu; 7. Letters during Mr. Wortley Montagu's embassy to Constantinople; 8. Letters from Pope to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu; 9. Letters to the Countess of Mar. Volume 2: 10. Miscellaneous correspondence; 11. Letters to the Countess of Pomfret and others; 12. Miscellaneous writings; General index.