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‘A land of slavery and superstition’? Hester Thrale and Elizabeth Montagu in France / Caroline, Franklin

The Modern Language Review, Volume: 114, Issue: 2, Pages: 212 - 229

Swansea University Author: Caroline, Franklin

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This article examines the separate journeys to France of Hester Thrale (1741-1821) and Elizabeth Montagu (1718-1800), comparing their views on superstition. Thrale was interested in Catholicworship and the way of convent life, especially for British expatriates. When Montagu wentto France, the fourt...

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Published in: The Modern Language Review
ISSN: 00267937
Published: 2019
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