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Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life

Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life

by Charles Capper


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Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life

Filled with dramatic, ironic, and sometimes tragic turns, this superb biography captures the story of one of America's most extraordinary figures, producing at once the best life of Fuller ever written, and one of the great biographies in American history. In Volume II, Charles Capper illuminates Fuller's "public years," focusing on her struggles to establish her identity as an influential intellectual woman in the Romantic Age. He brings to life Fuller's dramatic mixture of inward struggles, intimate social life, and deep engagements with the movements of her time. He describes how Fuller struggled to reconcile high avant-garde cultural ideals and Romantic critical methods with democratic social and political commitments, and how she strove to articulate a cosmopolitan vision for her nation's culture and politics. Capper also offers fresh and often startlingly new treatments of Fuller's friendships with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Carlyle, and Giuseppe Mazzini, in addition to many others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195063134
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/11/2007
Series: Margaret Fuller an American Romantic Lif
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author

Charles Capper is Professor of History at Boston University. In addition to writing the acclaimed first volume of Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life, he is coeditor of The American Intellectual Tradition and the journal Modern Intellectual History.

Table of Contents

1. Transcedental Editor
2. Romantic Recoveries
3. Liberal Awakenings
4. Virgin Lands
5. Concords and Discords
6. New York Star
7. Young America's Critic
8. Ambassador of the World
9. Risorgimento
10. Year of Revolutions
11. Foreign Correspondence
12. States of Siege
13. Florence Exile
14. Dark Passages

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