Selected Letters

Selected Letters - Penguin Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

A revised selection of Lady Montagu's letters. Besides presenting a vivid picture of manners in a picturesque age, they contain a unique series of impressions from foreign courts seldom visited and nowhere else so intimately described. Lady Mary was the wife of a popular ambassador and, wielding the charm of a strong personality, was enabled to see and hear many things of which the ordinary traveler, or resident abroad, knew-and knows-little or nothing. Originally written, for the most part, to her sisters, her daughter, or to very intimate friends, her Letters are unusually detailed and frank. She was a keen observer, not superior to the love of gossip with a quick eye for the telling features of a story or situation, and an easy, effective style.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140434903
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 826.5
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 416g
Height: 196mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 36mm