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March 1741–October 1742: Turin and Elsewhere: ‘the present disturb'd state of Europe’ 1

Isobel Grundy

in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187653
eISBN:
9780191674730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187653.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Algarotti had been at Turin since the end of January. Lady Mary got there on 16 March, having left her baggage at Genoa and traversed ‘very bad roads’. For two months Turin held them both; then they ... More


Discourse to Lady Lavinia His Daughter

Annibal Guasco

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310534
eISBN:
9780226310565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

When eleven-year-old Lavinia Guasca began her new life as a lady-in-waiting at the court of Turin, she brought with her a parting gift from her father Annibal (1540–1619): a detailed guidebook he ... More


Lavinia's Foreword

Annibal Guasco (ed.)

in Discourse to Lady Lavinia His Daughter

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310534
eISBN:
9780226310565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310565.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter presents the translation of Lavinia's Foreword, which is significant because it is the only place in Guasco's text where we hear Lavinia's voice speaking directly. Written in response to ... More


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