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Harkness, Margaret Elise

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Works: 15 works in 28 publications in 2 languages and 186 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Sources 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Margaret Elise Harkness
 
Most widely held works by Margaret Elise Harkness
Assyrian life and history by Margaret Harkness( Book )

4 editions published in 1883 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptian life and history according to the monuments by Margaret Harkness( Book )

3 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A city girl : a realistic story by Margaret Harkness( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In April 1888, Friedrich Engels wrote a letter to the English novelist and journalist Margaret Harkness, expressing his appreciation for her first novel, A City Girl: A Realistic Story, and calling it "a small work of art." A City Girl was one of many slum novels set in the East End of London in the 1880s. It tells the story of a young East Ender, Nelly Ambrose, who is seduced and abandoned by a middle-class bureaucrat. After the birth of her child and betrayal by her family, Nelly is rescued by two outside forces: the Salvation Army and a sympathetic local man, George, who wants to marry her despite her "fallen" status. While Nelly's relative passivity and social ignorance distinguishes her from contemporary New Woman heroines, Harkness's sympathy for Nelly's position and refusal to judge her morally make A City Girl a fascinating and original novel. This Broadview Edition includes contemporary reviews of A City Girl along with historical documents on London's East End, fallen women in late-Victorian fiction, and reform organizations for East End women."--
Margaret Harkness : a City girl : eine literaturwissenschaftliche Untersuchung zum naturalistischen Roman des Spätviktorianismus by Beate Kaspar( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Lobe: a story of the Salvation Army by Margaret Harkness( Book )

1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Hyderabad (Deccan) by Margaret Harkness( Book )

2 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In darkest London by John Law( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the slums of London's Whitechapel area, exposing its grim poverty and the dire consequences of Victorian attitudes towards the dispossessed. The scenes of slum life ae incisively viewed through the eyes of a young captain in the Salvation Army, whose sense of moral outrage leads him on a journey through the despair of the East End ghetto. In his work within London's netherworld there is a manifestation of both desperation and hope which mirrored Harkness's own evolving vision of Christian socialism. Not only an important social documentary of the times, In Darkest London is also a text in the history of late Victorian ideas and values
Toilers in London; or, Inquiries concerning female labour in the metropolis. Being the second part of "Tempted London." Edited by the author of "Out of work." by Margaret Harkness( Book )

3 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A city girl by John Law( Book )

2 editions published in 1887 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nelly Ambrose is an East End seamstress with ideas above her station. Discontented with her reliable but conservative fiance, George, she falls for the urbane charms of middle-class Arthur Grant, a married man bothered by few moral scruples. In her first novel, Harkness presents a vivid and troubling depiction of working-class life in late-Victorian London. Based on her own experience of the slums, she exposes the appalling conditions experienced by women in the casual labour force and their desperate struggle for economic security. Friedrich Engels famously wrote a letter to Harkness after reading her novel, describing it as 'the old, old story, the proletarian girl seduced by a middle-class man'. While he praised her storytelling, Engels criticised her portrayal of the working classes as passive. In this critical edition, Deborah Mutch demonstrates that while Harkness eschewed revolutionary politics, A City Girl embodies her desire to marry socialist goals with human empathy"--Provided by publisher
By-Paths of Bible Knowledge. II. Assyrian Life and History By M.E. Harkness. With Introduction by R. Stuart Poole British Museum by Margaret Harkness( Book )

1 edition published in 1883 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In Darkest London. A new ... edition of Captain Lobe, etc by John Law( Book )

1 edition published in 1891 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Manchester shirtmaker : a realistic story of to-day by Margaret Harkness( Book )

1 edition published in 1890 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ASSYRIAN LIFE AND HISTORY (CLASSIC REPRINT) by Margaret Harkness( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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In darkest London
Alternative Names

controlled identityLaw, John, 1854-1923

Harkness, Margaret

Harkness, Margaret Elise 1854-1923

Law, John 1854-1923

Law, John, fl. 1881-1921

Margaret Harkness Brits journaliste (1854-1923)

Margaret Harkness English radical journalist and writer

Languages
English (26)

German (1)

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