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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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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: 1105461374
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 370 p. :) il.
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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A study of the eccentric aunt of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Based on the first reading of her known letters and diaries, the complex human voice and powerful forerunner of Transcendentalism is revealed.  Read more...

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exceptional new book ... Cole's scholarship reveals how traditions, stories, and ideas reverberate through a notable family history in a manner that justifies a shift from speaking of "aunt Mary" to Read more...

 
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