Hannah More: the First Victorian.
Oxford: Oxford University Press.
This book is the first full-length biography of the Evangelical philanthropist, Hannah More (1745-1833), for fifty years, and the first to make use of her unpublished correspondence. As playwright, bluestocking, Evangelical reformer, political writer, and novelist, More was one of the most influential women of her day. Her career adds weight to the argument that women were increasingly active outside the private sphere of the home.
||This book won the British Academy Rose Mary Crawshay prize for literary biography in 2004.
||Hannah More; Evangelicals; women; theatre; popular culture; education; conduct books; slave trade abolition; bluestockings; Wilberforce; feminism
||Arts > Religious Studies
||14 Sep 2007
||02 Dec 2010 20:04
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