1785 Elizabeth Montagu on Genius of Shakespeare English Literature Voltaire

MONTAGU, Elizabeth

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Elizabeth Montagu was an 18th-century English literary critic known for her promotion of English and Scottish literature. One of her two known published works was her proclamation of Shakespeare being the greatest English poet. This work, ‘An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear’, is curious because she disparages other critics, such as Samuel Johnson, for not praising Shakespeare highly enough!

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1785 Elizabeth Montagu on Genius of Shakespeare English Literature Voltaire

 

Elizabeth Montagu was an 18th-century English literary critic known for her promotion of English and Scottish literature. One of her two known published works was her proclamation of Shakespeare being the greatest English poet. This work, ‘An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear’, is curious because she disparages other critics, such as Samuel Johnson, for not praising Shakespeare highly enough!

 

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MONTAGU, Elizabeth

 

An essay on the writings and genius of Shakespear, compared with the Greek and French dramatic poets. With some remarks upon the misrepresentations of … Voltaire. The fifth edition, corrected, to which are added, three dialogues of the dead.

 

London : printed for Charles Dilly, 1785.

 

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  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [4], 316
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8.5in X 5.25in (21.5cm x 13.5cm)

 

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6431

Category

Literature

Authors

MONTAGU, Elizabeth

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete