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 1747-678XFull text not available from this repository.
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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||eighteenth-century journalism, women writers|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Humanities & Social Sciences|
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > English Research Group
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
|Last Modified:||03 Jan 2014 16:30|
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