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Deerbrook

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A novel by Harriet Martineau, published in 1839; her only venture into domestic realism. Focusing on middle‐class life in the small community of Deerbrook, the novel describes the ...

Deerbrook

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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102 words

... A novel by Harriet Martineau , published in 1839 ; her only venture into domestic realism. Focusing on middle‐class life in the small community of Deerbrook, the novel describes the experiences of two orphaned sisters, Hester and Margaret Ibbotson, who move to Deerbook from Birmingham. The malicious gossip and misunderstanding that permeate village life are vividly described, and the novel's exploration of changing social conditions for women, the rise of the professions, and the potential for happiness and unhappiness for both men and women in...

Deerbrook

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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2013
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Literature
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91 words

... A novel by Harriet Martineau , published in 1839 ; her only venture into domestic realism. It describes the experiences of two orphaned sisters, Hester and Margaret Ibbotson, who move to Deerbook from Birmingham. The malicious gossip and misunderstanding that permeate village life are vividly described, and the novel's exploration of changing social conditions for women, the rise of the professions, and the potential for happiness and unhappiness for both men and women in marriage look forward to the interests of Charlotte Brontë , Elizabeth...

Deerbrook

Deerbrook  

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A novel by Harriet Martineau, published in 1839; her only venture into domestic realism. Focusing on middle‐class life in the small community of Deerbrook, the novel describes the experiences of ...
Harriet Martineau

Harriet Martineau  

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(1802–76),was a devout Unitarian in youth. Her first published work was Devotional Exercises (1823). Between 1832 and 1834 she published a series of stories, Illustrations of Political Economy, ...
Martineau, Harriet

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Literature, Society and culture
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...Harriet ( 1802–76 ), novelist and political economist : b. Norwich ; lives in Ambleside 1845–76 ; first meets Charlotte Brontë in London ( Bayswater : Westbourne St.) 1849 ; buried in Birmingham . Illustrations of Political Economy 1832–4 , Deerbrook 1839 , Complete Guide to the Lakes 1855 , Autobiography 1877...

Martineau, Harriet

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Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

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2011
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Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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706 words

...and adults, and a translation of Auguste *Comte ; she was, at various times, an advocate of abolition, philosophical radicalism, reform of the marriage laws, and *mesmerism . Her most lasting work is probably Deer-brook ( 1839 ): the influence of this novel upon Victorian women writers is comparable to that of Mme de *Staël 's Corinne . Deerbrook deals with the factions, rivalries, and prejudices within an English rural community: it is a compelling, exhausting, and profoundly didactic novel, but it touched a chord for its Victorian female readers...

Martineau, Harriet

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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2013
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...of Useful Knowledge followed, and she became a literary celebrity, consulted by politicians on economic and social matters. In 1834 she travelled in America, and supported the abolitionists at some personal risk. Society in America appeared in 1837 , and her first novel, Deerbrook in 1839 . Her later works include The Hour and the Man , a fictional portrayal of Toussaint Louverture ( 1840 ); a book of children's stories, The Playfellow ( 1841 ); her radical History of the Thirty Years' Peace ( 1849 ); the anti-theological Laws of Man's Social...

Martineau, Harriet

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The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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319 words

...ideas of social reform through simple stories. In ‘A Manchester Strike’ she touched on themes later embodied in Shirley —a novel Charlotte Brontë presented to Martineau in November 1849 , acknowledging the ‘pleasure and profit’ derived from her works, especially her novel Deerbrook ( 1839 ). Martineau's ‘affectionate approbation’ of the gift emboldened Charlotte to visit her in London on 9 December 1849 , thus revealing ‘Currer Bell's’ identity. A friendly correspondence ensued, and Charlotte visited Martineau at The Knoll , her Ambleside home, from ...

Ambleside

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature, Society and culture
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512 words

...stone pines in the garden and helped to choose the motto for the sundial, ‘Come, Light! Visit me!’ The house (preserved as a historic monument) is on the W side of Rydal Rd, down a turning just before Haven Cottage. Charlotte Brontë , who had greatly admired Harriet's novel Deerbrook ( 1839 ), stayed here for a week in 1850 , between the publication of Shirley and Villette , and met the Arnold family. Matthew Arnold , in ‘Haworth Churchyard, 1855 ’, his lament for Charlotte's early death, remembers how he ‘saw the meeting | Of two gifted women’. ...

Martineau, Harriet

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature
Length:
414 words

...Malthus , Sydney Smith , and Monckton Milnes , as well as politicians who consulted her on economic and social matters. In 1834 she travelled in America, and supported the abolitionists at some personal risk. Society in America appeared in 1837 , and her first novel, Deerbrook (always her favourite among her works), in 1839 . The Hour and the Man , a fictional portrayal of Toussaint Louverture , came out in 1840 , and a book of children's stories, The Playfellow , in 1841 . In 1845 she settled in the Lake District and became a friend of the ...

Literary place-names

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

...( W.M. Thackeray ) Coketown: Hanley, Staffordshire ( Charles Dickens ) Cossethay: Cossall, Nottinghamshire ( D.H. Lawrence ) Crampsford: Langar, Nottinghamshire ( Samuel Butler ) Cranford: Knutsford, Cheshire ( Elizabeth Gaskell ) Darling: Dartington, Devon ( J.A. Froude ) Deerbrook: Diss, Norfolk ( Harriet Martineau ) Delisleville: Knoxville, Tennessee ( Frances Hodgson Burnett ) Dulditch: Shropham, Norfolk ( Mary Mann ) Dullborough: Rochester, Kent ( Charles Dickens ) Dunfield: Wakefield, Yorkshire ( George Gissing ) East Egg and West Egg: The...

Martineau, Harriet

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The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
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1,176 words

...East, Egypt and the Holy Land. Her experiences during that long journey of eight months took the shape of a book, Eastern Life Present and Past . She had also written about her travel experiences in Society in America , published in 1837 . In 1839 she published a novel, Deerbrook , in three volumes. During years 1852–66 she wrote a total of around 1,600 articles for the Daily News . In 1855 Martineau Fell seriously ill again. As she thought her life was coming to an end, she began to write her Autobiography . However, she lived for another twenty...

Martineau, Harriet

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
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3,206 words
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...writing life did Martineau venture into the novel form, with Deerbrook ( 1839 ), a rural chronicle of mismatched love, and The Hour and the Man ( 1840 ), a romanticized tribute to the life of the slave leader Toussaint-Louverture, who led the Haitian revolution in the 1790s. She endows her major characters in these novels with the traits whose development she urged upon her readers in much of her nonfictional writing. Whether in the case of a lame and sensitive governess in Deerbrook or of the leader modeled upon Rousseau's Noble Savage in The Hour...

Agnes Grey. A Novel

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The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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2,748 words

...fiction by women writers in the early 19th century. An anonymous novel entitled The Governess was published by Smith , Elder in 1836 ; the Countess of Blessington was the author of a two‐volume novel with the same title in 1839 ; and, also in 1839 , Harriet Martineau 's Deerbrook portrayed a highly intelligent governess who plays a part in the unfolding of the plot. Charlotte Brontë 's Jane Eyre , the governess‐novel par excellence, though published before Anne's novel, was actually written after it. Composition The first undoubted reference to Agnes...

contemporary writers, Brontës' contact with and attitudes to

contemporary writers, Brontës' contact with and attitudes to   Reference library

Carol A. Bock

The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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2,910 words

...at Haworth Parsonage. On Charlotte's second visit to London in 1849 , she asked Smith to introduce her to the older writer, who was then visiting relatives nearby. She had already sent Martineau a copy of Shirley with a note expressing warm admiration for her first novel, Deerbrook ( 1839 ). In spite of their many differences, Brontë and Martineau got along well for some time, corresponding and spending time together at Martineau's home at Ambleside in the Lake District, where Charlotte met the young Matthew Arnold , who displeased her until she saw...

Martineau, Harriet

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
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3,048 words

...Auguste Comte, freely translated and condensed by Harriet Martineau , 2 vols (1853). Health, Husbandry, and Handicraft (1861). Harriet Martineau's Autobiography, with Memorials by Maria Weston Chapman , 3 vols (1877). Other Relevant Works Miscellanies , 2 vols (Boston, 1836) Deerbrook: A Novel , 3 vols (1838). The Martyr Age of the United States (New York, 1839). The Hour and the Man: An Historical Romance , 3 vols (1841). Life in the Sickroom: Essays by an Invalid (1844). Forest and Game Tales , 3 vols (1845–6). Household Education (1849). Letters From...

literature

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Alex Paton

The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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2006
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Medicine and health
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3,443 words

...( 1833 ). Walter Scott's Dr Adam Hartly in The surgeon's daughter ( 1828 ) is decent, competent, and incorruptible, as upright as his teacher, Gideon Gray (‘there is no harder worker in all Scotland and none more poorly requited’). Dr Edward Hope in Harriet Martineau's Deerbrook ( 1839 ) is selfless and uncomplaining about the calls made on him. One of Émile Zola's last novels, Dr Pascal ( 1893 ), provides an idealized image of the humane, hard-working, broad-minded physician, who is not interested in making money. An excellent opportunity to show...

London

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature, Society and culture
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76,697 words

...she entertained Wyndham Lewis to tea and excited his unwanted attentions. Lewis later lampooned her in The Apes of God ( 1930 ), his satirical crawl through the ‘Ape‐world’ of London's literary bohemia. In 1849 Harriet Martineau , then highly esteemed for her novel Deerbrook ( 1839 ), was staying at 17 Westbourne St. She mentions in her Autobiography ( 1877 ) receiving a copy of Shirley ( 1849 ) and a short letter from the new author ‘Currer Bell’ hoping that a meeting might be arranged. Charlotte Brontë's usual nervousness had been...

Martineau, Harriet

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Harriet ( 1802–1876 ) British novelist , economist , and woman of letters Five Years of Youth; or, Sense and Sentiment ( 1831 ) Fiction Illustrations of Political Economy ( 1832 ) Non-Fiction Society in America ( 1837 ) Non-Fiction Deerbrook ( 1839 ) Fiction The Hour and the Man ( 1841 ) Fiction The Playfellow ( 1841 ) Fiction Short Stories Life in the Sick-Room; or, Essays by an Invalid ( 1844 ) Non-Fiction Dawn Island ( 1845 ) Fiction Letters on Mesmerism ( 1845 ) Non-Fiction The Billow and the Rock ( 1846 ) Fiction...

Martineau

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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49 words

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