Famed for her writing, sharp intellect, and wonderful wit, Harriet Martineau was a friend or acquaintance of nearly every English luminary of the mid-nineteenth century. Her writing included fiction but was primarily essays on all the great issues of her day.
In this witty autobiography, she expounds on travel, America, slavery, friends, being a writer, fame, her failing health, and mesmerism. She never fails to entertain!
For the first time ever, this long-out-of-print book is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones.
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This Broadview edition also includes medical documents pertaining to Martineau’s case; other writings on health by Martineau; excerpts from her other autobiographical writings; selected correspondence with Florence Nightingale; excerpts from contemporary works of sick-room literature; and reviews.