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Harriet Martineau (1802–1876)

Martineau, Harriet (mär’ti-nō). An English reformer and miscellaneous writer, sister of James; born at Norwich, June 12, 1802; died at Ambleside, June 27, 1876. She visited this country in 1834, aiding the abolitionists, and traveled in Palestine and the East in 1846. She wrote a series of stories based on political economy (1832). Among her more important works are: ‘Society in America’ (1836); ‘Deerbrook’ (1839), a novel; ‘History of England during the Thirty Years’ Peace’ (1848); ‘Philosophy of Comte’ (1853); ‘British Rule in India’ (1857); ‘Biographical Sketches’ (1869); etc. She labored under the remarkable disability of being all her life without the senses of taste and smell, and at sixteen became very deaf.