Margaret Fuller

Margaret Fuller

A New American Life

eBook - 2013
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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 foreign correspondent, Fuller took a secret lover, a young officer in the Roman Guard; she wrote dispatches on the brutal 1849 Siege of Rome; and she gave birth to a son. Yet, when all three died in a shipwreck off Fire Island shortly after Fuller's fortieth birthday, the sense and passion of her life's work were eclipsed by tragedy and scandal. Marshall's inspired account brings an American heroine back to indelible life.--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
ISBN: 9780547523620
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxi, 474 pages) : illustrations


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The life and career of Margaret Fuller, a 19th-century American journalist for the New-York Tribune. An advocate of personal liberation she advocated for the urban poor and the plight of sex workers but her life's work was eclipsed by tragedy and scandal. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for bio... Read More »

Longlisted for the 2014 PEN Literary Awards, Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography

Winner for Biography or Autobiography

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Dec 29, 2018

Very very detailed and somewhat repetitious. Very difficult to see Margaret Fuller's light through all the tedious tired tidbits.


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Aug 19, 2015

2 copies, bio of a feminist journalist, NY, Italy

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