Memorials of Harriet Martineau via Maria Weston Chapman used to be released in 1877 as quantity 3 of Harriet Martineau’s Autobiography. whereas the triple-decker used to be a well-liked structure of the period, the configuration of a two-volume autobiography authored by way of one and a one-volume biography written by way of one other is unusual. Indeed, the work’s publishing historical past finds that, in reissues of the Autobiography, the Memorials volume was once no longer reproduced; whereas a few may well declare that the matter is with the editor—American abolitionist Chapman—rather than the contents, the actual fact is still that the majority of the quantity includes basic fabrics written through Martineau which are to be had nowhere else, released or archival. Chapman’s participation within the venture was once initially conceived as supplemental, within the occasion that the unwell Martineau didn't reside lengthy sufficient to accomplish her memoirs; because it occurred, Martineau—who accomplished the 2 volumes and had them privately revealed in 1855—lived one other twenty-one years. while the Autobiography records what Martineau known as the “interior lifestyles” or subjective point of view on her occupation, Chapman’s quantity addressed the outside by means of delivering a biographical review of her friend’s existence and paintings, a checklist of her final a long time, and a set of posthumous memorials by way of people with whom her deepest and public lives intersected. Chapman’s position was once to “take up the parallel thread of her external life,—to assemble up and co-ordinate from the fabrics put in my arms the illustrative evidence and fragments by means of her passed over or forgotten; and to teach . . . what no brain can see for itself,—the influence of its personal character at the world.” This quantity is the 1st scholarly version of the Memorials—a biography of 1 of the main highbrow ladies of the 19th century, advised basically in her personal words.
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