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Author Prior, Karen Swallow, author.

Title Fierce convictions : the extraordinary life of Hannah More : poet, reformer, abolitionist / Karen Swallow Prior.

Publication Info. Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 MORE,H PRI    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    92 MORE,H PRI    Available
Description xviii, 302 pages ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-292) and index.
Summary "With a foreword by Eric Metaxas, best-selling author of Bonhoeffer and Amazing Grace.The enthralling biography of the womanwriter who helped end the slave trade, changed Britain's upper classes, and taught a nation how to read. The history-changing reforms of Hannah More affected every level of 18th-CenturyBritish society through her keen intellect, literary achievements,collaborative spirit, strong Christian principles, and colorful personality. A woman without connections or status, More took the world of British letters by storm when she arrived in London from Bristol, becoming a best-selling author and acclaimed playwright and quickly befriending the author Samuel Johnson, the politician Horace Walpole, and the actor David Garrick. Yet she was also aleader in the Evangelical movement, using her cultural position and her pen to support the growth of education for the poor, the reform of morals and manners,and the abolition of Britain's slave trade; Fierce Convictions weaves together world and personal history into a stirring story of life that intersected with Wesley and Whitefield's GreatAwakening, the rise and influence of Evangelicalism, and convulsive effects ofthe French Revolution. A woman of exceptional intellectual gifts and literarytalent, Hannah More was above all a person whose faith compelled her both to engageher culture and to transform it"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Foreward -- Preface. Chapter 1. A Bright Imagination -- Chapter 2. A School of Sisters -- Chapter 3. The Road to Singledom -- Chapter 4. The Making of a Female Pen -- Chapter 5. London at Last -- Chapter 6. Learned Ladies -- Chapter 7. All That Glistens Is Not Gold -- Chapter 8. Faith To See -- Chapter 9. The Labor For Liberty -- Chapter 10. Teaching The Nation To Read -- Chapter 11. An Ample Table -- Chapter 12. Burdened For the Beasts -- Chapter 13. Reform, Not Revolution -- Chapter 14. An Imagination That Moved The World -- Chapter 15. We Shall Be Equal. Epilogue -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- About the Author -- Index.
Subject More, Hannah, 1745-1833.
Authors, English -- 18th century -- Biography.
Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography.
Educators -- Great Britain -- Biography.
ISBN 9781400206254 (hardback)
1400206251 (hardback)
0718021916 (paperback)
9780718021917 (paperback)
Standard No. 40024266377

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