Life in the Iron-Mills; or, the Korl Woman (Unabridged & Annotated)

Life in the Iron-Mills; or, the Korl Woman (Unabridged & Annotated)

by Rebecca Harding Davis

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Life in the Iron Mills is a short story (or novel) written by Rebecca Harding Davis in 1861, set in the factory world of the nineteenth century. It is one of the first American realist works, and is an important text for those who study labor and women's issues. It was immediately recognized as an innovative work, and introduced American readers to the bleak lives of industrial workers in the mills and factories of the nation.

This edition has been formatted for your NOOK, with an active table of contents. This version has also been illustrated and annotated, with additional information about the story and its author, including an overview, background, plot summary, style, characters, literary analysis, reception, legacy, biographical and bibliographical information.

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BN ID: 2940151376327
Publisher: Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 162 KB

About the Author

Rebecca Blaine Harding Davis was an American writer 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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