Margaret Fuller : a new American life / Megan Marshall.

Authors: Marshall, Megan.
Call number: B Fuller, Margaret MAR
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Publication date: 2013.
Subject: Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Feminists -- United States -- Biography.
Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850.
Title: Margaret Fuller : a new American life / Megan Marshall.
Physical description: xxi, 474 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary note: Explores the life and career of the 19th-century American journalist, intellectual, and advocate of personal liberation.
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. --from inside jacket.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780547195605 (hbk.)
0547195605 (hbk.)
LCCN: 2012042179
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