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Martineau, Harriet 1802-1876

Works: 1,527 works in 4,906 publications in 3 languages and 50,095 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Juvenile works  Biographies  Autobiographies  Romance fiction  Adventure stories  Controversial literature  Didactic fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Editor, Author of introduction, Inscriber, Lyricist, Composer, Correspondent
Classifications: PR4984.M5, 928.2
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Society in America by Harriet Martineau( )

71 editions published between 1837 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the close of a long work which I completed in 1834, it was thought desirable that I should travel for two years. I determined to go to the United States, chiefly because I felt a strong curiosity to witness the actual working of republican institutions ... I went with a mind, I believe, as nearly as possible unprejudiced about America, with a strong disposition to admire democratic institutions, but an entire ignorance how far the people of the United States lived up to, or fell below, their own theory ... In the course of this tour, I visited almost every kind of institution. The prisons of Auburn, Philadelphia, and Nashville; the insane and other hospitals of almost every considerable place; the literary and scientific institutions; the factories of the North; the plantations of the South; the farms of the West. I lived in houses which might be called palaces, in log-houses, and in a farm-house. I travelled much in wagons, as well as stages; also on horse back, and in some of the best and worst of steamboats. I saw weddings, and christenings; the gatherings of the richer at watering places, and of the humbler at country festivals. I was present at orations, at land sales, and in the slave market. I was in frequent attendance on the Supreme Court and the Senate; and witnessed some of the proceedings of state legislatures. Above all, I was received into the bosom of many families, not as a stranger, but as a daughter or a sister. I am qualified, if any one is, to testify to the virtues and the peace of the homes of the United States"--V. 1, Introd
The essential Comte; selected from Cours de philosophie positive by Auguste Comte( Book )

91 editions published between 1853 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte is a condensed English version of the French philosopher's controversial work, freely translated by Harriet Martineau and published in two volumes in 1853. Martineau's abridged and more easily digestible version of Comte's work was intended to be readily accessible to a wide general readership, particularly those she felt to be morally and intellectually adrift, and Comte's philosophy indeed attracted a significant following in Britain in the later nineteenth century. Comte's 'doctrine' promoted personal and public ethics and social cohesion based no longer on metaphysics but on strict scientific method, and anticipated twentieth-century logical positivism and secular humanism. The first volume of this translation contains Parts 1 to 5 and sets out the nature and importance of positivism, leading on to an overview of the 'positive sciences': mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry and biology
Retrospect of western travel by Harriet Martineau( Book )

122 editions published between 1838 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) was a British writer and scholar who can be described as one of the first British sociologists. She was one of the first social theorists to examine all aspects of a society, including social class, religion, national character and the status of women in a society. After the death of her fiancé Martineau published articles on economics and taxation before embarking on a two year tour of the United States in 1834. She immersed herself in American society, visiting both Houses of Congress along with prisons, hospitals and literary and scientific institutions. These volumes contain a description of her travels through America. Written in the form of a travel book, Martineau's sharp powers of observation provide not only a vivid description of America but also insights into the construction of nineteenth century American society. Volume 2 contains her travels in the South of America
Feats on the fiord by Harriet Martineau( Book )

144 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of Norway including adventures on the fjords, the old gods, pirates, and, at the happy ending, a marriage
Illustrations of political economy by Harriet Martineau( )

75 editions published between 1832 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The martyr age of the United States by Harriet Martineau( Book )

29 editions published between 1829 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deerbrook by Harriet Martineau( Book )

75 editions published between 1817 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Ibbotson sisters, Hester and Margaret, arrive at the village of Deerbrook to stay with their cousin Mr Grey and his wife, speculation is rife that one of them might marry the local apothecary Edward Hope. Although he is immediately attracted to Margaret, Hope is ultimately persuaded to marry the beautiful Hester. The unhappiness of their marriage is compounded when a malicious village gossip accuses Hope of grave-robbing
Biographical sketches by Harriet Martineau( Book )

50 editions published between 1868 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Marie, the Apostle of Mary, the Maryhurst Messenger or other publications of the Society, and the short Menology comprising about twenty lives ... No particular plan has been followed in collecting these ... sketches, though some preference has been shown in selecting such names as are more intimately known to our Brothers of the American Provinces
Household education by Harriet Martineau( )

58 editions published between 1849 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to observe morals and manners by Harriet Martineau( Book )

66 editions published between 1838 and 2017 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How to Observe Morals and Manners is the first systematic and substantive treatise on the methodology of sociological research. First published in 1838 and long out of print, this new edition presents for modern students research techniques used by those whose work has been the foundation for present-day social science. The book is based upon two years of intensive field research in the United States, and is a pioneering benchmark for all subsequent methodology texts in sociology. Martineau charts a comprehensive guide to sociological observation, exploring problems of bias, hasty generalization, samples, reactivity, interviews, participant observation, corroboration, and data recording techniques. Couching her observations as advice to travellers visiting foreign lands, she warns against preconceptions and urges strict reporting of observed patterns of cross-sections of social life. She also illustrates how to use interview data to corroborate observational data. Pragmatic tips and specific questions are suggested for exploring the major institutions of society, including religion, education, marriage, popular culture, markets, prisons, police, media, government, fine arts, and charities. Intended as a treatise on methodology, the book is also an insightful work of theory. Before Marx, and well before Durkheim and Weber, Martineau examined social class, forms of religion, types of suicide, national character, domestic relations and the status of women, delinquency and criminology, and the intricate interrelationships between social institutions and the individual. The book will be of interest to sociologists, geographers, anthropologists, historians, and researchers in women's studies. The introduction by Michael R. Hill locates the book within Martineau's overall epistemology of social analysis, revealing her to be a reflexive, critical, and scientific pioneer of sociological thought."--Provided by publisher
The Crofton boys by Harriet Martineau( )

83 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1841 novel describes life at a nineteenth-century English boarding school. The hero, Hugh Proctor, comes to the school from a relatively privileged background and suffers there a disfiguring accident that will prove to be the defining challenge of his life
Harriet Martineau on women by Harriet Martineau( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellanies by Harriet Martineau( Book )

15 editions published between 1836 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The peasant and the prince by Harriet Martineau( )

65 editions published between 1841 and 2007 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains fictionalized biography of Louis XVII, King of France
The hour and the man; a historical romance by Harriet Martineau( Book )

43 editions published between 1841 and 2010 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eastern life, present and past by Harriet Martineau( Book )

38 editions published between 1848 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind amongst the spindles : a miscellany, wholly composed by the factory girls by Charles Knight( )

11 editions published between 1844 and 1981 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of England during the thirty years' peace: 1816-1846 by Harriet Martineau( )

27 editions published between 1849 and 2016 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Competition in peril, or, The present position of the Owenites or rationalists, considered : together with Miss Martineau's account of communities in America by Samuel Bower( )

19 editions published between 1837 and 2005 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Right and wrong amongst the abolitionists of the United States by John A Collins( )

15 editions published between 1841 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The essential Comte; selected from Cours de philosophie positive
The essential Comte; selected from Cours de philosophie positiveRetrospect of western travelIllustrations of political economyDeerbrookHousehold educationHow to observe morals and mannersRetrospect of western travel
Alternative Names
Harieta Martino

Harriet Martineau Briton na sosyolohista at manunulat

Harriet Martineau Brits journalist

Harriet Martineau Brits journaliste

Harriet Martineau englische Schriftstellerin

Harriet Martineau English writer and sociologist

Harriet Martineau escritora y activista

Harriet Martineau scrittrice, giornalista e filosofa britannica

Harriet Martineauová


Martineau, H.

Martineau, H. 1802-1876

Martineau, Harriet

Martineau, Henriette 1802-1876

Martineauová, Harriet 1802-1876

Χάριετ Μαρτινό

Мартино, Гарриет

Хариет Мартино

Харијет Мартино

هریت مارتینو

هریت مارتینو مترجم، زبان‌شناس، نویسنده، ژورنالیست، تاریخ‌نگار، و اقتصاددان بریتانیایی


マーティノー, ハリエット

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