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Martineau, Harriet 1802-1876

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Works: 1,539 works in 4,459 publications in 4 languages and 48,860 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Romance fiction  Bibliography  Adventure stories  Maps 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Inscriber, Other, Lyricist, Composer, Correspondent
Classifications: PR4984.M5, 928.2
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Retrospect of western travel by Harriet Martineau( Book )

108 editions published between 1838 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,210 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
Society in America by Harriet Martineau( Book )

82 editions published between 1837 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 931 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 positive philosophy by Auguste Comte( Book )

43 editions published between 1853 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 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
Deerbrook by Harriet Martineau( Book )

71 editions published between 1817 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 571 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
Feats on the fiord by Harriet Martineau( Book )

132 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

23 editions published between 1829 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical sketches by Harriet Martineau( Book )

46 editions published between 1868 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

57 editions published between 1838 and 2015 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellanies by Harriet Martineau( Book )

12 editions published between 1836 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Household education by Harriet Martineau( Book )

55 editions published between 1849 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hour and the man; a historical romance by Harriet Martineau( Book )

50 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Crofton boys by Harriet Martineau( Book )

83 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 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
The peasant and the prince by Harriet Martineau( Book )

64 editions published between 1841 and 2007 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains fictionalized biography of Louis XVII, King of France
The history of England during the thirty years' peace: 1816-1846 by Harriet Martineau( Book )

23 editions published between 1849 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations of political economy by Harriet Martineau( Book )

29 editions published between 1832 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 116 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( Book )

17 editions published between 1837 and 2005 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet Martineau's autobiography by Harriet Martineau( Book )

25 editions published between 1877 and 2015 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 3 contains Chapman's biography of Martineau. For more information on this author, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=martha
The life and work of Harriet Martineau by Vera Wheatley( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet Martineau's letters to Fanny Wedgwood by Harriet Martineau( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The positive philosophy
Alternative Names
Harieta Martino

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

Харијет Мартино

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

ハリエット・マーティノー

マーティノー, ハリエット

Languages
English (1,104)

Swedish (6)

Spanish (3)

French (1)

Covers
Society in AmericaThe positive philosophyDeerbrookHow to observe morals and mannersHousehold educationThe hour and the man; a historical romanceHarriet Martineau's autobiography