Harriet Martineau's Autobiography

Volume 2

Harriet Martineau's Autobiography

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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Harriet Martineau's Autobiography Volume 1

Harriet Martineau, Maria Weston Chapman

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Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511694875

Harriet Martineau's Autobiography Volume 3

Harriet Martineau, Maria Weston Chapman

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Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511777288