Harriet Martineau

Harriet Martineau by [[Richard Evans (portrait painter)|Richard Evans]]<br /> (1834 or before) 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". Provided by Wikipedia

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1877
Smith, Elder & Co.

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1838
Saunders and Otley

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1975
AMS Press

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1837
Saunders and Otley

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1845
E. Moxon

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1834
C. Fox

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1833
C. Fox

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1827
Printed for Houlston and son

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1833
C. Fox

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1836
Impr. de Don Tomas Jordan

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1837
Saunders and Otley

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1837
A. & W. Galignani and Co

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1838
C. Knight and Co

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1838
Saunders and Otley

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1834
Printed and published by J.H. Veitch

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1845
J. Gadsby

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1843
S. Andrus

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1849
C. Knight

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1834
C. Fox

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by Martineau, Harriet
Published 1834
C. Fox