Hannah More, The Artist as Reformer

Hannah MoreReviewed by: Ian Proano, professional writing major at Taylor University



Title: Hannah More, The Artist as Reformer

Author: Mary Anne Phemister

Publisher: Deep River Books

Publication Date: Dec 11, 2014

Format: Print Book

Length: 176 Pages


Hannah More, The Artist as Reformer is a biographical look at the life of Hannah More and the effects she had as a prominent evangelical proto-feminist of her era that has been forgotten in the modern era. There are fourteen chapters, each giving insight to an important time in Hannah’s life, all of which played an important role in shaping her and the mission she was on of using the written word and philanthropy to further the Kingdom of God.

The book touches on her playwriting, peer connections, and the different ways she contributed to society. Its focus is on her importance in the history of women’s rights and how her example should not be discarded by modern day female authority figures. In each chapter, there is a running narrative of her life, accompanied by many illustrations and pictures that show the various people and locations mentioned in the text.


Rating (1 to 5)

4 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience


Christian Impact

Shows the life of an evangelical Christian’s pursuit to free and educate the oppressed. Once converted, Hannah used her writing to try to bring about a moral revolution in the lewd and selfish society that she often came in contact with.

Ian Proano is a professional writing major at Taylor University and a published playwright.

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