Life in the Iron-Mills Or, The Korl Woman

By: Rebecca Harding Davis
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Life in the Iron-Mills: Or, The Korl Woman" by Rebecca Harding Davis is a poignant work of American literature that embodies the essence of social realism. Set against the backdrop of industrialization, the novel delves deep into the lives of the working class, shedding light on the harsh realities of poverty, labor, and social injustice within the confines of the factory. Through vivid portrayals of mill workers and their struggles, Davis offers a compelling commentary on the human condition, exploring themes of morality, despair, and the complexities of gender roles in a capitalist society. The narrative serves as a powerful social commentary, exposing the inherent injustices and inequalities perpetuated by industrial capitalism. With stark realism and unflinching honesty, "Life in the Iron-Mills" immerses readers in a world where hope battles against despair, and where the resilience of the human spirit is put to the ultimate test. Davis' exploration of the working class experience resonates with timeless relevance, offering a poignant reflection on the enduring struggles faced by marginalized communities in the pursuit of justice and dignity.

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Rebecca Harding Davis

Rebecca Blaine Harding Davis was an American writer and journalist. She pioneered literary realism in American writing. She graduated as valedictorian from Washington Female Seminary in Pennsylvania. Her most significant literary achievement is the short narrative "Life in the Iron-Mills," which appeared in the April 1861 edition of The Atlantic Monthly. Throughout her life, Davis worked to promote social change for African Americans, women, Native Americans, immigrants, and the working class by writing about their plights in the nineteenth century. Richard and Rachel Leet Wilson Harding gave birth to Rebecca Blaine Harding on June 24, 1831, at the David Bradford House in Washington, Pennsylvania. Rebecca was the oldest of five children. After a disastrous entrepreneurial stint in Big Spring, Alabama, the family settled in Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia), in 1836. Wheeling was growing into a productive factory town at the time, with iron and steel factories dominating the landscape. Davis's hometown did not yet have public schooling when she was younger. Her mother provided the most of her education, with occasional tutoring assistance. Rebecca's love in reading began while she was home-schooled and read authors such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, sisters Anna and Susan Warner, and Maria Cummins.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 38pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362764091
  • ISBN-13: 9789362764096
  • Item Weight: 49.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 2.63mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary