Concord Quartet Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, and the Friendship That Freed the American Mind

ISBN-10: 0471646636
ISBN-13: 9780471646631
Edition: 2006
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Description: From the 1830s onward, Concord, Massachusetts was home to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Amos Bronson Alcott. This absorbing book brings these four men to life and shows how their friendship helped shape American  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

From the 1830s onward, Concord, Massachusetts was home to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Amos Bronson Alcott. This absorbing book brings these four men to life and shows how their friendship helped shape American Transcendentalism. Deftly interweaving the everyday dramas of their lives-the romantic attachments, disappointments, disagreements, sicknesses, and sorrows-with a lucid account of their works and the development of Transcendentalism, this book will be a treat for anyone who enjoyed Louis Menand's The Metaphysical Club. Samuel A. Schreiner Jr. (Darien, CT) is a veteran journalist, a former editor at Reader's Digest, and the author of many books, including The Trials of Mrs. Lincoln (0-8032-9325-9), Henry Clay Frick (0-312-11821-X), and The Passionate Beechers (0-471-41484-0)

Samuel A. Schreiner Jr., a veteran journalist and former senior editor at Reader's Digest, is the author of both novels and nonfiction, including The Trials of Mrs. Lincoln, Henry Clay Frick: The Gospel of Greed, and The Passionate Beechers: A Family Saga of Sanctity and Scandal That Changed America. He lives in Darien, Connecticut.

Acknowledgments
Prologue
A Homecoming
A Meeting of Minds
A New Voice
A Man Who "Looks Answers"
"A Beacon Fire of Truth"
A Parting of the Ways
A President's Man
A Transcendental Martyr
A Time for Dying
A Long Good-bye
Bibliography
Index

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