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 (mär′tn-ō), Harriet 1802-1876.
British writer whose Illustrations of Political Economy (1832-1834) explained the theories of Thomas Robert Malthus, John Stuart Mill, and David Ricardo.


1. (Biography) Harriet. 1802–76, English author of books on political economy and of novels and children's stories
2. (Biography) her brother, James. 1805–1900, English Unitarian theologian and minister


(ˈmɑr tnˌoʊ)

1. Harriet, 1802–76, English writer and economist.
2. her brother, James, 1805–1900, English theologian.
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Katharine could not reduce the world to that particular perspective in which Harriet Martineau, for instance, was a figure of solid importance, and possessed of a genuine relationship to this figure or to that date.
They include The Pitmen Painters by Lee Hall, which was also staged in New York and at the National Theatre before embarking on a UK tour; Wet House by Paddy Campbell; and Harriet Martineau Dreams of Dancing by Shelagh Stephenson.
Erika Wright's Reading for Health: Medical Narratives and the Nineteenth-Century Novel takes a unique approach to interpreting narrative structure in "traditional novel[s]" by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Harriet Martineau, Charles Dickens, and Elizabeth Gaskell (5).
Harriet Martineau Dreams of Dancing Live Theatre Following on from the critically acclaimed 2010 production of A Northern Odyssey, Harriet Martineau Dreams of Dancing is the second in Olivier Award-winning writer Shelagh Stephenson's trilogy of witty and engaging plays at Live Theatre.
D John Vint: Harriet Martineau and Industrial Strife: from Theory into Fiction into Melodrama
Haworth Churchyard" was written in April 1855 as an elegy for Charlotte Bronte, who had died in March of that year at the age of forty, and for Harriet Martineau, the celebrated political reformer, free-thinker, and novelist, who was, by all accounts, on her deathbed.
as Beam contends, using that spiritual vocabulary, which she shared with writers such as Harriet Martineau and Mary Clemmer, to assert that "the especial genius of woman" was "electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency" (61), but as Matteson observes, she was often disappointed by how other women failed to live up to that standard.
From Eliza Fay's description of arriving in Egypt in 1779 to Rosemary Mahoney's daring trip down the Nile in a rowboat in 2006, this lively collection of writing by over 40 women travellers includes Lady Evelyn Cobbold, Isabella Bird, Winifred Blackman, Norma Lorimer, Harriet Martineau, Florence Nightingale, Amelia Edwards, and Lucie Duff Gordon.
A handful of women writers had worked on weekly journals before this - notably Harriet Martineau, who lies buried in the same section of Key Hill - but this was the first to work for a daily paper.
These broad classifications allow the scope of its discussion to move beyond the parameters of conventional literary criticism, so that Alyson Bardsley reads Tingan Gilhai^e; or, The Covenanters within the context of trauma studies and Regina Hewitt draws upon social theory in her comparative analysis of Then Hr shine; or, The Traveller and selected works of Harriet Martineau.
Scholl focuses specifically on translation and the work done by three women writers, Charlotte Bronte, Harriet Martineau and George Eliot, in order to show how, through the process of translation, women writers could assert authority within male-dominated spheres of professionalism and intellectual activity.