Broadview Press, 21 de des. 2006 - 741 pàgines
Harriet Martineau lived an extraordinary literary life. She became a reviewer and journalist in the 1820s when her family’s fortune collapsed; published a best-selling series, Illustrations of Political Economy (1832-34), that made her fame and fortune by the age of thirty; overcame a hearing disability to become a “literary lion” in London society; toured the United States and wrote two founding texts of sociology based on her experiences; explored north Africa and the Middle East to observe non-European societies; wrote “leaders” (editorials) on slavery for the London Daily News during the American Civil War; and commented publicly on matters of politics, history, and religion in an era when women supposedly maintained their place in the sphere of domesticity.
This edition of her Autobiography reproduces the original 1877 text, which Martineau composed in 1855 and had printed in anticipation of her death. It includes illustrations of the author and her homes; excerpts from the “Memorials,” added by her editor Maria Chapman; and reviews that praise and critique Martineau’s method as an autobiographer and achievement as a Victorian woman of letters.
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SECTION IIJourney to Newcastle A sundial A falling star
SECTION ITabulating Bible morals Unitarianism and Christianity
SECTION IISchool life Home life Reading Deafness Politics
SECTION IFamily relations Studies Fundamental conviction Effect
SECTION IIFirst appearance in print Method of composition
SECTION IVScheme of the Political Economy Series Unsuccessful
SECTION ILondon lodgings Life there Amount of work Times
Robert Peel Garden and sundial Tourists Leaving home
SECTION IIIThe Billow and the Rock Going to the East
SECTION IVChartism in 1848 Whig notions of popular manage
SECTION VCurrer Bell Household Words Letters on the Laws
SECTION VIAnticipations of the results of the Atkinson Letters
SECTION VIIScheme of translating ComtesPositive Philosophy
SECTION VIIIIntroduction to Daily News Irish journey Servants
SECTION IXFatal illness Home and preparation Mistake of life
Sir A CaUcort Chantrey Allan Cunningham Westmacott Phillips
SECTION IIIMr Mill on national character My objects in travelling
SECTION IVBooksellers proffers and methods Society
SECTION IMorbid conditions as a matter of study Causes of illness
SECTION IIAntitheological progression
SECTION IIIRecovery Letters on Mesmerism Persecution
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