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Author Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850.

Title The essential Margaret Fuller / Margaret Fuller ; edited and with an introduction by Jeffrey Steele.

Publication Info. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [1992]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  818.309 FULLER    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  818 F967E    Check Shelf
Description lix, 470 pages ; 23 cm.
Series American women writers series
American women writers series.
Note Spine title: Margaret Fuller.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages l-liv).
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Notes to introduction -- Selected bibliography -- Chronology -- A note on the text -- Self-definitions 1835-42 -- Autobiographical romance -- The magnolia of Lake Ponchartrain -- Yuca Filamentosa -- Leila -- Bettine Brentano and her friend Gunderode -- Summer on the lake -- 1844 poetry -- Woman in the Nineteenth Century -- New-York Tribune reviews and essays [Emerson's essays -- Our city charities -- Prevalent idea that politeness is to great a luxury to be given to the poor -- The wrongs of American women. The duty of American women -- What fits a man to be a voter? Is it to be White within, or White without? -- Farewell] -- Things and thoughts in Europe -- Explanatory notes.
Summary The leading feminist intellectual of her day, Margaret Fuller has been remembered for her groundbreaking work, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, which recharted the gender roles of nineteenth-century men and women. In this new collection, the full range of her literary career is represented--from her earliest poetry to her final dispatch from revolutionary Italy. For the first time, the complete texts of Woman in the Nineteenth Century and Summer on the Lakes are printed together along with generous selections from Fuller's Dial essays, New York essays, Italian dispatches, and unpublished journals. Special features are the complete text of Fuller's famous "Autobiographical Romance" (never before reprinted in its entirety) and nineteen of her poems, edited from her manuscripts. All of Fuller's major texts are completely annotated, with special attention to her literary and historical sources, as well as her knowledge of American Indian culture, mythology, and the Bible. Jeffrey Steele's introduction provides an important revision of Fuller's biography and literary career tracing the growth of her feminism and her development into one of America's preeminent social critics. No other writer of Fuller's day could match the range of her experience. Growing up in the world of Boston intellectuals, she was a close personal friend of the Alcotts, Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau. But she also traveled adventurously to the western frontier, canoed down rapids with Chippewa Indians, visited the outcast and the poor in New York's institutions and prisons, and experienced the rigors of war during the bombardment of Rome. As a whole, this anthology provides the material to understand one of the most fascinating nineteenth-century American women writers.
Subject Steele, Jeffrey, 1947-
Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850.
Added Author Steele, Jeffrey, 1947-
Added Title Margaret Fuller
ISBN 081351777X (cloth)
9780813517773 (cloth)
0813517788 (pbk.)
9780813517780 (pbk.)
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