1885 Rare Victorian Book - The Peasant and the Prince by Harriet Martineau. Illustrated.
Author : Harriet Martineau
Title : The Peasant and the Prince. With forty illustrations by F. A. Fraser.
Publisher : London, George Routledge And Sons, 1885.
Language : Text in English
Size : 7.5 " X 5 "
Pages : 252 pages
Binding : Attractive and very good, near fine, full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare staining and foxing, gift note of a previous owner on first endpaper)
Illustrations : Nicely illustrated with forty illustrations by F. A. Fraser.
The book : Rare and Nice edition of this book by Harriet Martineau often cited as the first female sociologist. Beautifully illustrated by F. A. Fraser.
The author: 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 from Auguste Comte. She earned enough to be supported entirely by her writing, a rare feat for a woman in the Victorian era.
A young Princess Victoria enjoyed reading Martineau's publications. The queen 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.
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