Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Women's Writing
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This paper examines and refers to one of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's Turkish letters as a primary document. Remarks on women's writing and history, the tendency to view women's contributions according to feminist analysis is also considered. The paper further notes that as Wortley Montagu was a member of the British aristocracy, her impressions of the Sultana may have been different if penned by a member of the upper middle classes.
From the Paper:"Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) was born a daughter of Evelyn Pierrepont, 5th Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull, later the Marquess of Dorchester, and Lady Mary Fielding who died a few years later. In 1712, she eloped with Edward Wortley Montagu and lived quietly in the country till he became the MP for Westminster in 1715 and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, Lady Mary joining her husband in London where her attractiveness and wit soon made her popular at court. When her husband was appointed ambassador to Istanbul in 1716, she soon joined him, traveling via Vienna..."
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