The Turkish embassy letters

The Turkish embassy letters

by Mary Wortley Montagu ; introduction by Anita Desai ; text edited and annotated by Malcolm Jack
27th January, 1994

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The critical and biographical introduction tells of Lady Wortley Montagu's travels through Europe to Turkey in 1716, where her husband had been appointed Ambassador. Her lively letters offer insights into the paradoxical freedoms conferred on Muslim women by the veil, the value of experimental work by Turkish doctors on inoculation, and the beauty of Arab poetry and culture.

The ability to study another culture according to its own values and to see herself through the eyes of others makes Lady Mary one of the most fascinating of early travel writers and commentators

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's connections with poets such as Pope, Congreve and Addison and with Whig politicians through her father and husband provide a fascinating base for the correspondence.

Details & Specs

Series: Virago Modern Classics

Author: Mary Wortley Montagu Malcolm Jack

Publisher: Virago

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781853816796

Publication Date: 27th January, 1994

Pages: 190

Dimensions: 126 x 196 x 12 mm

Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days

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