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Margaret Harkness : writing social engagement, 1880-1921

Author: Flore Janssen; Lisa C Robertson
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Interventions: rethinking the nineteenth century (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Margaret Harkness is the first book to bring together research on the life and work of a writer, activist and traveller at the forefront of literary innovation and social change at the turn of the twentieth century. Its multidisciplinary approach combines recently uncovered biographical information with rich contextual information to illuminate the extensive career of a writer committed to exposing the exploitation  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Margaret Harkness; Margaret Harkness; John Law
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Flore Janssen; Lisa C Robertson
ISBN: 1526123509 9781526123503
OCLC Number: 1083098912
Description: xxi, 237 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Harkness's life and work --
1. A law unto herself: the solitary odyssey of M. E. Harkness / Terry Elkiss --
2. Absent character: from Margaret Harkness to John Law / Tabitha Sparks --
pt. II In Harkness's London --
3. Walking Margaret Harkness's London / Nadia Valman --
4. "The problem of leisure/what to do for pleasure': women and leisure time in A City Girl (1887) and In Darkest London (1891) / Eliza Cubitt --
5. The vicissitudes of victory: Margaret Harkness, George Eastmont, Wanderer (1905), and the 1889 Dockworkers' Strike / David Glover --
pt. III Harkness and genre: rethinking slum fiction --
6. Soundscapes of the city in Margaret Harkness, A City Girl (1887), Henry James, The Princess Casamassima (1885 --
86), and Katharine Buildings, Whitechapel / Ruth Livesey --
7. Margaret Harkness, novelist: social semantics and experiments in fiction / Lynne Hapgood --
8. `Connie': melodrama and Tory socialism / Deborah Mutch --
pt. IV Personal influences: Harkness and her contemporaries --
9. Socialism, suffering, and religious mystery: Margaret Harkness and Olive Schreiner / Angharad Eyre --
10. Margaret Harkness, W. T. Stead, and the transatlantic social gospel network / Helena Goodwyn --
pt. V After London: Harkness's life and work in the twentieth century --
11. Through the mill: Margaret Harkness on conjectural history and utilitarian philosophy / Lisa C. Robertson --
12. Lasting ties: Margaret Harkness, the Salvation Army, and A Curate's Promise (1921) / Flore Janssen.
Series Title: Interventions: rethinking the nineteenth century (Series)
Responsibility: edited by Flore Janssen and Lisa C. Robertson.


This collection places the life and work of Margaret Harkness at the heart of a broader consideration of the socially turbulent decades around the turn of the twentieth century in order to illuminate  Read more...


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