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The Resource Autobiography, Harriet Martineau ; edited by Linda H. Peterson

Autobiography, Harriet Martineau ; edited by Linda H. Peterson

Label
Autobiography
Title
Autobiography
Statement of responsibility
Harriet Martineau ; edited by Linda H. Peterson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
828/.809
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4984.M5
LC item number
Z46 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Nineteenth-century British autobiographies
Label
Autobiography, Harriet Martineau ; edited by Linda H. Peterson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. 738-741
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
741 p.
Isbn
9781551115559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm75087588
  • (OCoLC)ocn887496864
Label
Autobiography, Harriet Martineau ; edited by Linda H. Peterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. 738-741
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
741 p.
Isbn
9781551115559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm75087588
  • (OCoLC)ocn887496864

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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