An Independent Woman's Lake District Writings (Classics in by Harriet Martineau,Michael R. Hill PDF

By Harriet Martineau,Michael R. Hill

ISBN-10: 1591021723

ISBN-13: 9781591021728

This inviting and fantastically available choice of Harriet Martineau’s essays (together with one fictional story) — culled from hard-to-find American and British guides — chronicles the existence, economic climate, society, and actual terrain of the English Lake District in the course of the mid-Victorian period. because the first girl sociologist and an astute social observer, Martineau portrays and reviews at the humans of her cherished Lake District, their customs, virtues, healthiness, and social difficulties. Her many books, articles, and newspaper essays offered broadly in the course of her lifetime (1802-1876) and stay at the present time hugely readable, pointed, and instructive.

This very good sampling of the paintings of a pioneering sociologist and proficient author, occasionally in comparison to Thoreau, should be of significant curiosity to sociologists, students and scholars of women’s experiences, and travelers of England’s Lake District.

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