Rebecca Harding Davis





Rebecca Harding Davis


Born
in Washington, Pennsylvania, The United States
June 24, 1831

Died
September 29, 1910

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Rebecca Blaine Harding Davis (June 24, 1831 – September 29, 1910; born Rebecca Blaine Harding) was an American author and journalist. She is deemed a pioneer of literary realism in American literature. She graduated valedictorian from Washington Female Seminary in Pennsylvania. Her most important literary work is the novella Life in the Iron Mills, published in the April 1861 edition of the Atlantic Monthly which quickly made her an established female writer. Throughout her lifetime, Davis sought to effect social change for blacks, women, Native Americans, immigrants, and the working class, by intentionally writing about the plight of these marginalized groups in the 19th century.

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Life in the Iron Mills

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3.40 avg rating — 848 ratings — published 1861 — 4 editions
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Life in the Iron Mills and ...

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Life in the Iron Mills

3.40 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 2008 — 47 editions
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Waiting For The Verdict

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1867 — 14 editions
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Margret Howth

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3.58 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1862 — 38 editions
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Rebecca Harding Davis's Sto...

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Bits of Gossip

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A Law Unto Herself

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Balacchi Brothers

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Life in the Iron-Mills: Or,...

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More books by Rebecca Harding Davis…
“Well, what was it to be a thief? He met the question at last, face to face, wiping the clammy drops of sweat from his forehead. God made this money - the fresh air, too - for his children's use. He never made the difference between poor and rich.”
Rebecca Harding Davis, Life in the Iron Mills and Other Stories

“The note is the same, I fancy, be the octave high or low.”
Rebecca Harding Davis, Life in the Iron Mills and Other Stories

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