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Harriet Martineau
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Born in Norwich, Norfolk
Born on 12th of June 1802
Died on 27th of June 1876

Born 1802. Died 1876 - English writer.

Failed investment meant she had to earn living as writer from 1829. Success with Illustrations of Political Economy and Poor Laws and Paupers Illustrated (1833-34). Novels included Deerbrook (1839) and The Hour and the Man (1840). The agnostic theme of her Letters on the Laws of Manís Social Nature (1851) caused much offence. Her Autobiographical Memoir was published posthumously in 1877.

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