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Hannah More: The First Victorian

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Hannah More was a public figure at a time when domesticity was regarded as women's chief virtue. Her career as playwright, bluestocking, Evangelical educationalist, anti-slavery campaigner, political writer, and novelist made her one of the most influential women of her day. This is the first substantial biography of More for fifty years and the first to make extensive use ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 18th 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published April 10th 2003)
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Rachel Knowles
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Anne Stott’s book is a comprehensive and very readable biography of Hannah More. It follows More’s life from her humble beginnings through to her success as a bluestocking writer and on to her work as a moral reformer after her conversion to evangelical Christianity. It was fascinating to read of all the people whom More came into contact with - Garrick, Wilberforce, Johnson, the Duchess of Gloucester to name but a few.

The book does not attempt to skip over More’s shortcomings but it also brings
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