Author

Harriet Martineau

English writer and sociologist

1802   -   1876

country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
language of expression: English
occupation: linguist, journalist, economist, historian, translator, writer, sociologist, essayist, feminist, philosopher, suffragist

Harriet Martineau (; 12 June 1802 – 27 June 1876) was a British social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first female sociologist.Martineau wrote many books and a multitude of essays from a sociological, holistic, religious, domestic, and perhaps most controversially, feminine perspective. She also translated various works by Auguste Comte, and she earned enough to support herself entirely by her writing, a rare feat for a woman in the Victorian era. The young Princess Victoria enjoyed reading Martineau's publications. She invited Martineau to her coronation in 1838 — an event which Martineau described in great and amusing detail to her many readers. Martineau said of her own approach to writing: "when one studies a society, one must focus on all its aspects, including key political, religious, and social institutions". She believed a thorough societal analysis was necessary to understand women's status under men. The novelist Margaret Oliphant said "as a born lecturer and politician [Martineau] was less distinctively affected by her sex than perhaps any other, male or female, of her generation".
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works

7

How to Observe Morals and Manners

book by Harriet Martineau

author: Harriet Martineau

Sister Anna's Probation

historical novella by Harriet Martineau

author: Harriet Martineau

The Anglers of the Dove

historical novella by Harriet Martineau

author: Harriet Martineau

The Hampdens

1863 historical novel by Harriet Martineau

author: Harriet Martineau

Son Christopher

historical novella by Harriet Martineau

author: Harriet Martineau

articles

53

A Death-Watch Worth Dreading

1859 periodical article

author: Harriet Martineau

Richard Grainger (postscript)

1861 periodical article

author: Harriet Martineau

Representative Men: The Missionaries: Martyn, Huc, Livingstone, Selwyn

1860 periodical article

author: Harriet Martineau

Representative Men: The Puritan Militant, John Brown

1860 periodical article

author: Harriet Martineau

Representative Men: The Obsolete Statesman: Prince Metternich

1860 periodical article

author: Harriet Martineau

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