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Margaret Fuller, wandering pilgrim

Author: Meg McGavran Murray
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Filled with new insights into the causes and consequences of Margaret Fuller's lifelong psychic conflict, this biography chronicles the journey of an American Romantic pilgrim as she wanders from New England into the larger world and then back home under circumstances that Fuller herself likened to those of both the prodigal child of the Bible and Oedipus of Greek mythology." "Meg McGavran Murray discusses Puller's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Margaret Fuller; Margaret Fuller; Margaret Fuller
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Meg McGavran Murray
ISBN: 9780820328942 0820328944
OCLC Number: 123391119
Description: xx, 515 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: No natural childhood --
The transition years --
Emerson, epistolary friend and guide --
The seductive lure of nature --
The "fine castle" of her writing --
Professional woman, private passion --
The rising tide of revolution --
Apocalyptic dreams and the fall of Rome.
Responsibility: Meg McGavran Murray.
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Margaret Fuller, was a feminist, journalist, and political revolutionary. This biography discusses her Puritan ancestry, her life as the precocious child of a preoccupied, grieving mother and of a  Read more...

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While nearly every biographer has noticed Timothy Fuller's strong impact upon his daughter's personality, no one before Murray has given this father-daughter bond such a central explanatory role. . . Read more...

 
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