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Hannah More: The First Victorian

Anne Stott


Hannah More was a public figure at a time when the ideology of separate spheres relegated women to the private and the domestic. She was a friend of many notable writers, artists, and intellectuals of the late Georgian period, including David Garrick, Samuel Johnson, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Horace Walpole, and the women of the bluestocking circle. Following her religious conversion she became a friend of William Wilberforce and the members of the Evangelical Clapham sect. Her career as playwright, bluestocking, educationalist, anti-slavery campaigner, political writer, and novelist made her one o ... More

Keywords: Hannah More, David Garrick, Samuel Johnson, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Horace Walpole, bluestocking, conversion, William Wilberforce, Clapham sect, female activism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199274888
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Stott, author
Associate Lecturer, Open University, and Sessional Lecturer, Birkbeck College, London
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