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Grundy, Isobel

Overview
Works: 45 works in 195 publications in 2 languages and 7,738 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Biography  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Feminist fiction  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR111, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Isobel Grundy
The Feminist companion to literature in English : women writers from the Middle Ages to the present by Virginia Blain( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features female literary figures from Britain, Ireland, and North America, as well as from the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Includes poets, novelists, dramatists, diarists, translators, autobiographers, and other nonfiction writers
Virginia Woolf, new critical essays by Patricia Clements( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and poems and Simplicity, a comedy by Mary Wortley Montagu( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Isobel Grundy( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Isobel Grundy is the first to examine in detail Lady Mary's family situation and social relationships, or to situate Montagu's writing life in relation to both tradition and innovation, to enlightenment circles and political agendas, and to the emerging tradition of women's writing, in which she herself was a key figure. Grundy highlights Lady Mary's adolescent longing for literary fame, her growing understanding of the pressures of class and gender imperatives on such upstart desires, her conflicted negotiations with manuscript culture and the new world of print, the punitive responses of society, the deep dissonance at every stage of her life between her actual circumstances and the constructed self of her letters and other writings. She also situates Montagu's work in the context of her exceptionally wide reading in both men's and women's texts, and her own theorizing of her social world."--Jacket
Samuel Johnson : new critical essays by Isobel Grundy( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Johnson and the scale of greatness by Isobel Grundy( Book )

15 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women, writing, history, 1640-1740 by Isobel Grundy( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essayists use the most recent developments in feminist and literary theory to assess the writers' complex reactions to the political, religious, and economic upheavals of the period. In so doing, they offer provocative responses both to the exclusion of women by the male-oriented "humanist" tradition and to certain strands of feminist criticism that either treat women's writing as a special case or deal with it through comparison with established "greats." Drawing on a wide range of genres--autobiography, biography, history, fiction, drama, poetry, prophecy, private letters--they engage with a significant body of writing that is only now emerging from obscurity
Romance writings by Mary Wortley Montagu( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) is one of the most important women writers between Aphra Behn and Jane Austen, and one of her period's most provocative and entertaining writers of either sex. The narratives in this volume, with the exception of one juvenile piece, have never been printed before. They show the author experimenting in the genres of fiction and autobiography, more influenced by French models than by English, but always working experimentally against the grain of her various traditions. Besides page-turning narrative, these works offer the rare opportunity of a completely fresh taken on literary movements, cross-cultural relations, gender ideologies, and other literary debates of the early eighteenth century. Our existing picture of what was once possible in literature and what was possible for women at this time cannot remain unchanged once these writings appear
Secresy [sic], or, The ruin on the rock by E Fenwick( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters by Mary Wortley Montagu( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether describing the Turkish baths in Sofia or the London social scene, negotiating her marriage settlement or declaring her passion for a young Italian, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) wrote some of the liveliest letters in the English language." "Ranging over everything from gossip to politics, science to literature, they reveal very different aspects of her personality to her husband, sister and female circle, to her beloved daughter and her errant son. The famous Embassy Letters from Constantinople were designed for publication, yet most are vividly personal. Several letters in this volume have never before appeared in print (one full of exuberant chamber-pot humour and another mocking men as 'vile inconstant toads'). In this superb selection, Isobel Grundy has included examples from every significant correspondence so as to do full justice 'to Montagu the writer, thinker and feminist, and to Lady Mary the friend and family member, the idealistic girl and sardonic old woman'."--Jacket
Indamora to Lindamira by Mary Wortley Montagu( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennyson : selected poetry by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century ago Tennyson had begun to be dismissed as a poet whose work embodied everything the modern world was looking to leave behind. He still seems to readers to embody the substance of the Victorian era more fully than any other poet-but nowadays that is again counted in his favour. Critics continue to find layers of complexity in poems once thought simplistic-while appreciating with fresh ears Tennyson's aural mastery. This new edition includes the two long poems "In Memoriam" and "Maud: A Monodrama" in their entirety, all the short poems for which Tennyson remains famous and a generous selection of his lesser-known poetry, together with a concise introduction to the poet and his work and substantial headnotes for "In Memoriam", "Maud" and "Idylls of the King". Unlike other editions that provide a selection of Tennyson's work, this one includes both marginal glosses of obscure or archaic words and phrases and extensive annotations at the bottom of each page. Appendices of visual material are also included
Le morte Darthur : selections by Thomas Malory( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventurer by Mary Wortley Montagu( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frances O'Neill by Isobel Grundy( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henrietta Battier by Isobel Grundy( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Life and Writings of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Mary Wortley Montagu( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford University Press editions of Wortley's Writings and Letters, together with the authoritative biographies
Christian Gray - 1772-1830 by Isobel Grundy( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Chalmers - 1758-? by Isobel Grundy( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothea Primrose Campbell by Isobel Grundy( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Feminist companion to literature in English : women writers from the Middle Ages to the present
Alternative Names
Grundy, Isobel

Languages
English (159)

Danish (1)

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Essays and poems and Simplicity, a comedyLady Mary Wortley MontaguRomance writingsSecresy [sic], or, The ruin on the rockSelected letters