The Hour and the Woman: Harriet Martineau's Somewhat Remarkable Life

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A British journalist and pioneering reformer, Harriet Martineau reigned at the forefront of debates over social and political issues during the Victorian era. "The Hour and the Woman" chronicles the "somewhat remarkable" life of one of history's most influential, yet overlooked, women writers. 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 ...

The Hour and the Woman: Harriet Martineau's Somewhat Remarkable Life 2002, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875802978

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