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Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Lifeby Charles Capper
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With this first volume of a two-part biography of the Transcendentalist critic and feminist leader, Margaret Fuller, Capper has launched the premier modern biography of early America's best-known intellectual woman. Based on a thorough examination of all the firsthand sources, many of them never before used, this volume is filled with original portraits of Fuller's numerous friends and colleagues and the influential movements that enveloped them. Writing with a strong narrative sweep, Capper focuses on the central problem of Fuller's life--her identity as a female intellectual--and presents the first biography of Fuller to do full justice to its engrossing subject. This first volume chronicles Fuller's "private years": her gradual, tangled, but fascinating emergence out of the "private" life of family, study, Boston-Cambridge socializing, and anonymous magazine-writing, to the beginnings of her rebirth as antebellum America's female prophet-critic.
Capper's biography is at once an evocative portrayal of an extraordinary woman and a comprehensive study of an avant-garde American intellectual type at the beginning of its first creation.
A modern biography of this paradigmatic avant-garde writer's life, which draws on first-hand sources to paint a compelling portrait of the private life of the editor of "The Dial" and an important figure in early American literature.
About the Author
Charles Capper is Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is co-editor of The American Intellectual Tradition.
Table of Contents
1 The private years — 2 The public years.
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