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Margaret Fuller : a New American Life

Author: Megan Marshall
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Mariner Books : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Mariner books editionView all editions and formats
Explores the life and career of the 19th-century American journalist, intellectual, and advocate of personal liberation. The author tells the story of how Fuller, tired of Boston, accepted Horace Greeley's offer to be the New York Tribune's front-page columnist. The move unleashed a crusading concern for the urban poor and the plight of prostitutes, and a late-in-life hunger for passionate experience. In Italy as a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Margaret Fuller; Margaret Fuller; Margaret Fuller
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Megan Marshall
ISBN: 9780544245617 054424561X 9780547195605 0547195605
OCLC Number: 873953159
Language Note: Text in English.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, 2014, Biography
Description: xxi, 474 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. I. Youth : 1. Three letters ; 2. Ellen Kilshaw ; 3. Theme: "Possunt quia posse videntur" ; 4. Mariana --
pt. II. Cambridge : 5. The young lady's friends ; 6. Elective affinities --
pt. III. Groton and Providence : 7."My heart has no proper home" ; 8. "Returned into life" ; 9. "Bringing my opinions to the test" --
pt. IV. Concord, Boston, Jamaica Plain : 10. "What were we born to do?" ; 11. "The gospel of Transcendentalism" ; 12. Communities and Covenants ; 13. "The newest new world" --
pt. V. New York : 14. "I stand in the sunny noon of life" ; 15. "Flying on the paper wings of every day" ; 16. "A human secret, like my own" --
pt. VI. Europe : 17. Lost on Ben Lomond ; 18. "Rome has grown up in my soul" ; 19. "A being born wholly of my being" --
pt. VII. Homeward : 20. "I have lived in a much more full and true way" ; 21. "No favorable wind." --
Epilogue: "After so dear a storm."
Responsibility: Megan Marshall.


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