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Margret Howth

Margret Howth( )
Author: Davis, Rebecca Harding
Afterword by: Yellin, Jean Fagan
ISBN:978-1-55861-030-9
Publication Date:Jan 1990
Publisher:Feminist Press at The City University of New York
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Details
Pages:300
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Women
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:1.21 Pounds
Author Biography
Davis, Rebecca Harding (Author)
Rebecca Harding Davis shocked readers with the grim realism of her stories, which appeared during a time when sentimental romances were popular. Her first published story, "Life in the Iron Mills," appeared anonymously in the Atlantic Monthly in 1861. The daughter of a prosperous businessman, Rebecca Harding grew up in Wheeling (then in Virginia) on the Ohio River. There she observed the industrial ironworkers' misery and struggle for existence and witnessed the harsh treatment of slaves, which she described in her first novel, Margaret Howth: A Story of Today (1862). She warned her son, writer and journalist Richard Harding Davis, against doing "hack work for money."

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