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The Letters of Mrs Elizabeth Montagu By Elizabeth Montagu

The Letters of Mrs Elizabeth Montagu by Elizabeth Montagu


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This four-volume edition of the letters of Mrs Elizabeth Montagu was edited by her nephew and adopted son Matthew (1762-1831) and published in 1809-13. Volume 1 begins with a short biography, and covers the period from her earliest preserved letter, written in 1732, up to 1741.

The Letters of Mrs Elizabeth Montagu Summary

The Letters of Mrs Elizabeth Montagu: With Some of the Letters of her Correspondents by Elizabeth Montagu

This four-volume edition of the letters of Mrs Elizabeth Montagu (1718-1800), the 'Queen of the Bluestockings', was edited by her nephew and adopted son Matthew (1762-1831) and published in 1809-13. The daughter of wealthy parents, and well educated in history and languages, at the age of twenty-one she married Edward Montagu, a grandson of the earl of Sandwich whose income derived from northern estates and coal mines, and began to establish a London salon attended by the intellectual cream of British society, including Johnson, Burke, Garrick, Hannah More and Hester Chapone. The letters (and some correspondence from her circle) are arranged chronologically. Volume 1 begins with a short biography, and covers the period from her earliest preserved letter, written in 1732, up to 1741. Her teenage letters to her sister Sarah and her older friend, the duchess of Portland, sparkle with wit and good humour.

Table of Contents

Mrs Montagu's letters.

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NLS9781108081696
9781108081696
110808169X
The Letters of Mrs Elizabeth Montagu: With Some of the Letters of her Correspondents by Elizabeth Montagu
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2015-03-26
314
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