Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life Volume I: The Private Years: An American Romantic Life…

Paperback | September 1, 1988

byCharles 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 themnever 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--andpresents 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, tothe 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.

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First in a 2-part biography of 19th-century transcendentalist and feminist leader. Based on a thorough examination of first-hand sources, this book focuses on Fuller's difficult identity as a female intellectual during her gradual but fascinating emergence from private life. "Eminently readable".--Women's Review of Books. 30 photos

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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 themnever before used, this volume is filled with ...

Charles Capper is Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is co-editor of The American Intellectual Tradition.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:September 1, 1988Publisher:Oxford University Press

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First in a 2-part biography of 19th-century transcendentalist and feminist leader. Based on a thorough examination of first-hand sources, this book focuses on Fuller's difficult identity as a female intellectual during her gradual but fascinating emergence from private life. "Eminently readable".--Women's Review of Books. 30 photos

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"Charles Capper has written the best biography of Fuller yet. He has skillfully re-created early nineteenth-century American literary and cultural life, and placed Fuller within it. The research is superb, the writing gracious. This book will stand the test of time."--Joel Myerson, TheUniversity of South Carolina