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Elizabeth Montagu The Queen Of The- Bluestockings Vol.2

By: Mrs. Montagu
Published By: Double9 Books
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The biography of Elizabeth Montagu, a well-known member of 18th-century British society and a driving force behind the Bluestocking movement, is titled "Elizabeth Montagu: The Queen of the Bluestockings" by Emily J. Climenson. In this movement, literary and intellectual conferences and conversations were arranged by intelligent women, and Montagu was instrumental in bringing together authors, philosophers, and other major individuals of the day. The book spans Montagu's life from her marriage through her passing, concentrating on her status as a socialite and her impact on 18th-century British literature and culture. Climenson gives in-depth descriptions of Montagu's interactions with important historical individuals including Samuel Johnson, David Garrick, and Joshua Reynolds. The author also discusses Montagu's contributions to literature, especially her support of authors and her own work, which includes her well-known essay on Shakespeare's plays. Climenson sheds light on Montagu's personality, social beliefs, and influence on her contemporaries during the course of the book. "Elizabeth Montagu: The Queen of the Bluestockings" is a fascinating and in-depth study of a unique lady and her contributions to British society and culture in the 18th century.

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Mrs. Montagu

1940 Elizabeth Montagu (1718-1800) was a prominent British social reformer, patron of the arts, writer, and salonnière. She played a crucial role in organizing and leading the Blue Stockings Society, a group that fostered intellectual discussions and literary pursuits. Born into a wealthy family with strong connections to the British peerage, Montagu used her fortune to support English and Scottish literature and provide relief to the poor. She married Edward Montagu, a man with extensive landholdings, and became one of the wealthiest women of her time. Despite a marriage that lacked passion, she devoted herself to caring for her son, John, until his untimely death in 1744. This tragic event deepened her religious beliefs and marked a turning point in her life. Montagu established herself as a renowned hostess in London, hosting literary breakfasts and later organizing popular evening gatherings known as Blue Stocking events. Recognized as the "Queen of the Blues," Montagu was a key figure in the Bluestocking movement, advocating for education and intellectual pursuits among women. Her letters, published posthumously, offer insights into her thoughts on literature, culture, and society. Montagu's legacy continues to inspire and celebrate the achievements of women in the arts and intellectual spheres.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 267 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358714301
  • ISBN-13: 9789358714302
  • Item Weight: 320.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 14.9 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Alternative History,History / General,History / Ancient / Greece