Harriet Martineau's Autobiography 3 Volume Set Harriet Martineau's Autobiography: Volume 3

Harriet Martineau's Autobiography 3 Volume Set Harriet Martineau's Autobiography: Volume 3

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Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) was a British writer who was one of the first social theorists to examine all aspects of a society, including class, religion, national character and the status of women. These volumes, first published in 1877, contain Martineau's unusual autobiography. Written in three months in 1855 when she believed herself to be dying, the original two volumes remained unaltered despite her recovery and continued writing. The third volume, covering the remainder of Martineau's life, was written by her friend and literary executor, Maria Chapman, who had access to Martineau's private papers. These works were the first substantial published account of Martineau's life and work, and remain a remarkable example of the genre for Martineau's vivid descriptions and candid, outspoken opinions of Victorian society. Volume 2 covers her life from 1834 to 1855. For more information on this author, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=martha
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  • Paperback | 530 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 30mm | 670g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4 Halftones, black and white
  • 110802257X
  • 9781108022576

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Part IV: 3. Mr. Mill on national character; 4. Booksellers' proffers and methods; Period V. To Forty-Three Years Old: 1. Morbid conditions as a matter of study; 2. Anti-theological progression; 3. Recovery; Part VI. To Fifty-Three Years Old: 1. Relish of life at last; 2. Long credit system; 3. 'The Billow and the Rock'; 4. Chartism in 1848; 5. Currer Bell; 6. Anticipations of the results of the Atkinson Letters; 7. Scheme of translating Comte's 'Positive Philosophy'; 8. Introduction to 'Daily News'; 9. Fatal illness; Appendix.
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