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Mary Moody Emerson and the origins of transcendentalism : a family history

Author: Phyllis Cole
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Oxford University Press on-line.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mary Moody Emerson has long been a New England legend, the "eccentric Calvinist aunt" of Ralph Waldo Emerson, wearing a death-shroud as her daily garment. This exciting new study, based on the first reading of all her known letters and diaries, reveals a complex human voice and powerful forerunner of American Transcendentalism. From the years of her famous nephew's infancy, in both private and published writings,  Read more...
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Cole, Phyllis, 1944-
Mary Moody Emerson and the origins of transcendentalism.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97001413
(OCoLC)36307845
Named Person: Mary Moody Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Mary Moody Emerson; Emerson family.; Emerson (Family); Emerson family.; Mary Moody Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phyllis Cole
ISBN: 058532686X 9780585326863 1601295960 9781601295965 9780195039498 0195039491
OCLC Number: 45844528
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 370 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Emerson Genealogies; Introduction; THE FAMILY; A WOMAN'S LIFE; THE MOVEMENT; LAST THINGS; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Oxford University Press on-line.
Responsibility: Phyllis Cole.

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Mary Moody Emerson has long been a New England legend, the "eccentric" aunt of Ralph Waldo Emerson. This major new study, based on the first reading of all her known letters and diaries, reveals a  Read more...

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