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Mary Wortley Montagu: the nonsense of common-sense

Mary Wortley Montagu: the nonsense of common-sense

Jones, Emrys Danielle Blakele (2008) Mary Wortley Montagu: the nonsense of common-sense. The Literary Encyclopedia. ISSN 1747-678X

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Abstract

The Nonsense of Common-Sense was a short-lived periodical, published in London between December 1737 and March 1738. Thanks to the efforts of twentieth-century scholars, Robert Halsband and Isobel Grundy, its anonymous author is now known to have been Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762). She, unlike her husband Edward, was a loyal supporter of prime minister Robert Walpole and his government. Nonsense represents her most forthright engagement with the partisan debates of her day, though it frequently claims for itself a degree of political neutrality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: eighteenth-century journalism, women writers
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > English Research Group
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:13
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5061

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