Author:Mary Wortley Montagu

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Mary Wortley Montagu
(1689–1762)

English aristocrat and writer; chiefly remembered for her letters, particularly her letters from Turkey, which have been described by Billie Melman as “the very first example of a secular work by a woman about the Muslim Orient”.

Mary Wortley Montagu

Works[edit]

  • Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M--y W---y M----e: Written During Her Travels in Europe, 1763 external source
  • The poetical works of the Right Honourable lady M--y W--y M--e , 1781 external source
  • The works of the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, 1803:
    • vol 1[note 1] MEMOIRS OF LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU., LETTERS WRITTEN BEFORE THE YEAR 1717., & THE ENCHIRIDION OF EPICTETUS.[note 2]
    • vol 2 VOLUME THE SECOND. CONTAINING LETTERS DURING MR. WORTLEY'S EMBASSY.
    • vol 3 VOLUME THE THIRD. CONTAINING LETTERS I. DURING MR. WORTLEY'S EMBASSY ; II. TO THE COUNTESS OF MAR, AT PARIS ; III. TO MR. WORTLEY.
    • vol 4 LETTERS DURING HER RESIDENCE ABROAD, FROM 1746 TO 1756.
    • vol 5 VOLUME THE FIFTH. CONTAINING I. LETTERS TO MR. WORTLEY AND TO THE COUNTESS OF BUTE, DURING HER LAST RESIDENCE ABROAD. II. POEMS. III. ESSAYS. IV. INDEX TO THE FIVE VOLUMES.
  1. This volume contains no page listing its complete contents.
  2. "it be thought that her Translation is of the Latin version rather than of the Greek original. — Bishop Burnet's corrections are printed in italics."


Works about Montagu[edit]

Works by this author published before January 1, 1927 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.