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 first-hand 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 qprivate yearsq: her gradual, tangled, but fascinating emergence out of the qprivateq 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.An American Romantic Life Volume 1: The Private Years Chapel Hill Charles Capper Associate Professor of History University of North Carolina ... had led a varied career as a successful hospital surgeon in the West Indies and an arch- Federalist newspaper editor in Boston. ... Voltaire, Torquato Tasso, and Vittorio Alfieri, plus, for rhetorical guidance, the standard college Scottish Common Sense criticalanbsp;...
|Title||:||Margaret Fuller : An American Romantic Life Volume 1: The Private Years|
|Author||:||Chapel Hill Charles Capper Associate Professor of History University of North Carolina|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 1992-09-11|