Portrait of Harriet Martineau

Harriet Martineau

1802 – 1876

Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) was unusual for being a professional full-time writer at a time when few women were able to pursue such a career. She was a translator, novelist, speech writer, and journalist who wrote a popular defence of the free market, pioneering travel writing about a trip to America, and on the woman question.

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Martineau featured as the June 2022 OLL Birthday. Read it here

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