The life of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu / by Robert Halsband [Halsband, Robert] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The life of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu / by Robert Halsband. 9 rows Lady Mary Wortley Montague, Her Life and Letters () by Lewis . The Lady Mary Wortley Montagu has her niche in the history of medicine as having introduced inoculation from the Near East into England but her principal fame is as a letter writer. Lady Mary, the subject of this memoir. Your hours are so well employed. I hardly dare offer you this trifle to look ov. 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.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was one of those few women of her era who has left a testament to her experiences and life. This book is perfect for anyone remotely interested in early women adventurers and/or the life of an Englishwoman in Constantinople in the early 18th century. Lady M, after observing the traditional practice of inoculating children against smallpox pioneered the practice back Reviews: 1. Mary Wortley Montagu didn’t have a dull life. She was the daughter of Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, thus a member of the highest aristocratic circles. She was a poet, member of the court of George the First, friends with everyone from Alexander Pope to Car- oline, Princess of Wales. The daughter of the 5th Earl of Kingston and Lady Mary Fielding (a cousin of the novelist Henry Fielding), she eloped with Edward Wortley Montagu, a Whig member of Parliament, rather than accept a marriage that had been arranged by her father. 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 .
Synopsis 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 Reviews: 4. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (née Pierrepont; 15 May – 21 August ) was an English aristocrat, writer, and poet. Lady Mary is today chiefly remembered for her letters, particularly her letters from travels to the Ottoman Empire, as wife to the British ambassador to Turkey, which Billie Melman described as "the very first example of a secular work by a woman about the Muslim Orient". . The delightful observations of Lady Mary Wortley-Montague on Ottoman Turkish life and manners in the y, whilst her husband was Ambassdor to the Sublime Porte. The book is enhanced by a wonderful selection of contemporary illustrationsp. plates (some col.) index. With interest growing in the tradition of women's writing, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu ( - ) has been transformed from a colorful eccentric to an important writer. This book is the first to take her writing achievement seriously, as well as re-telling a life-story which /5(2).