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The hour and the woman : Harriet Martineau's "somewhat remarkable" life

Author: Deborah Anna Logan
Publisher: DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At a time when women were valued primarily for appearance, social class, and marital status, Martineau - plain, poor, and single - fought against the odds to win recognition as a writer. Her first professional triumph came in the 1830s when she published a multivolume work on political economy. International fame and literary reputation followed, launching a career that would span the next forty years and plunge  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Harriet Martineau; Harriet Martineau; Harriet Martineau; Harriet Martineau
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Anna Logan
ISBN: 0875802974 9780875802978
OCLC Number: 49225874
Description: x, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Literary grandmothers and the spirit of the Victorian Age --
Popularizer and prophet : a Victorian literary identity --
Fancywork and bluestockingism; or, needles and pens --
America's martyr age and reign of terror --
"I would fain treat of woman" --
"Not fine ladies, but true-hearted Englishwomen" --
"(Entre nous, please)": "letters are the thing" --
Epilogue: "The one thing needful."
Responsibility: Deborah Anna Logan.
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A British journalist and pioneering social reformer, Harriet Martineau reigned at the forefront of 19th century debates about social and political issues. This work chronicles her life, showing how  Read more...

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"A splendid book, richly detailed and well documented." - Gayle Graham Yates, author of Harriet Martineau on Women "A significant contribution.... A well-written and valuable analysis." - Maria Read more...

 
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