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The Collected Letters of Harriet Martineau free pdf Throughout her fifty-year career, Martineau's prolific literary productivity was exceeded by her epistolary exchanges with a range of correspondents who comprised a virtual Who's Who of nineteenth-century England, America and Europe. The Collected Letters of Harriet Martineau, by assembling material almost exclusively never published before, documents this life-long correspondence impressively. Martineau's letter-writing encompassed a wide variety of disciplines and subjects, ranging from social and political to cultural issues. This scholarly edition of her extant letters is therefore relevant to research not only on Martineau but also to wider disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies. Some of the issues with which Martineau was involved include the 1832 Reform Bill controversy (which occurred during her work on the series Illustrations of Political Economy) and the tax- and poor-law reforms (working with Lord Brougham and the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK)). Other correspondents are writers, politicians, social reformers and thinkers of the period, such as William E Gladstone, Robert Peel, Charlotte Bronte, John Chapman or Elizabeth Gaskell, among many more. Martineau's life in the Lake District documents exchanges with such notable figures as the Arnolds, the Wordsworths, Hartley Coleridge (the poet's son) and John Ruskin. As this sampling reveals, Martineau's letters provide a unique avenue through which to study the life and times of a writer who, as a young woman, entertained parliamentary members in her humble London walk-up and, as an old woman, continued to exert her influence on political and social circles from her home in the Lake District, far from London's political and literary centre. This in itself is a strong testimony to her influence on public affairs over the course of a fifty-year career.

About Deborah Logan

Deborah Logan is associate professor of English at Western Kentucky University. Her work on Harriet Martineau includes a literary biography, The Hour and the Woman: Harriet Martineau's 'somewhat remarkable' Life (2002) and she is the editor of Writings on Slavery and the American Civil War by Harriet Martineay (2002), Harriet Martineau's Illustrations of Political Economy. Selected Tales (2004) and Harriet Martineau's Writing on the British Empire (2004) Valerie Sanders is at the University of Hull

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Author : Deborah Logan
Publisher : Pickering
Data Published : 01 March 2007
ISBN : 1851968040
EAN : 9781851968046
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 2036 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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