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Harriet Martineau

(1802—1876) writer and journalist

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Martineau, Harriet

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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38 words

Deaf from birth, her works include the nine-volume Illustrations of Political Economy (1832–34). In 1834 she visited the

Martineau, Harriet

Martineau, Harriet (1802–76)   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009

(1802–76),

radical writer, has been called both the first woman journalist in England and the first woman

Martineau, Harriet

Martineau, Harriet (1802–76)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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

Brought up in a Unitarian family in Norwich, she made her name with her Illustrations of Political Economy (1832–4...

Martineau, Harriet

Martineau, Harriet (1802–76)   Reference library

Sally Ledger

The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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

and a regular contributor to Household Words. She also contributed to the Christmas numbers (see Christmas stories), ‘What Christmas is in the Country’ (...

Martineau, Harriet

Martineau, Harriet (1802–76)   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
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3,048 words

Harriet Martineau, the sixth of eight children of Elizabeth and Thomas Martineau of Norwich, was born on 12

Martineau, Harriet

Martineau, Harriet   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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2006
Subject:
Literature
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3,206 words
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Harriet Martineau (1802–1876) was one of most prolific and versatile writers of the Victorian period. From an article

Martineau, Harriet

Martineau, Harriet   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
Subject:
Literature
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162 words

(1802–76),

English author, wrote popularizations of social, philosophic, and economic subjects, as well as novels and stories for children. In ...

Martineau, Harriet

Martineau, Harriet   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
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341 words

(1802–1876), English writer. Born into a Unitarian family in Norwich, Martineau had a good education and later became

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