‘My work and I have been fitted to each other’: A Brief Profile of Harriet Martineau (1802 – 1876)

Harriet Martineau by Richard evans (detail)

  Harriet Martineau was a British economist, historian, journalist, moralist, novelist and travel writer. ‘Authorship has never been with me a matter of choice,’ wrote the prolific Miss Martineau in her autobiography of 1855, ‘I have not done it for amusement, or for money, or for fame, or for any reason but because I could… Continue reading ‘My work and I have been fitted to each other’: A Brief Profile of Harriet Martineau (1802 – 1876)