Peabody Sisters Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism

ISBN-10: 0618711694
ISBN-13: 9780618711697
Edition: 2006
Authors: Megan Marshall
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/11/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584

Fascinating, insightful, and wholly engrossing, The Peabody Sisters is a landmark biography of three women who made American intellectual history.Though theirs may not be household names, Elizabeth, Mary, and Sophia Peabody had an extraordinary influence on the thought of their day, the movement of intense creative ferment known as American Romanticism. Megan Marshall adeptly brings to life the sisters and the men they loved and inspired, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Horace Mann, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. In a work filled with startling revelations, Marshall presents a vivid and nuanced psychological portrait of a sisterhood rife with shifting loyalties yet founded on enduring affection.

MEGAN MARSHALL is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for Margaret Fuller , and the author of The Peabody Sisters , which won the Francis Parkman Prize, the Mark Lynton History Prize, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2006. She teaches narrative nonfiction and the art of archival research in the MFA program at Emerson College. For more, visit www.meganmarshallauthor.com .

List of Illustrations
The Peabody Family Genealogy
Preface
Prologue: July 9, 1842
Origins, 1746-1803
Matriarch
Legacies
Seductions
"Belinda"
Flight into Union
The Family School, 1804-1820
"My Hopes All of Happiness"
Salem Girlhoods
The Doctor and His Wife
"Heretical Tendencies"
"Beginning to Live"
Elizabeth, 1821-1824
Lancaster
Boston
Maine
Mary and Elizabeth, 1825-1828
"I Am Always My Own Heroine"
"There Is No Scandal in Brookline"
"Life Is Too Interesting to Me Now"
An Interior Revolution
Sophia, 1829-1832
Dr. Walter
"My Soul Steps Forth upon the Paper"
"First Retreat into Solitude"
"Scatteration"
Somerset Court and La Recompensa, 1833-1835
Chastity
Blind Fair
Cuba Journals
"Before the Age in Salem," 1836-1839
Temple School Revisited
Little Waldo, Jones Very, and the "Divinity School Address"
The Sister Years
13 West Street, Boston, 1840-1842
Conversation
"Mr. Ripley's Utopia"
Two Funerals and a Wedding
Epilogue: May 1, 1843
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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