The Resource American Bloomsbury : Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau : their lives, their loves, their work, Susan Cheever

American Bloomsbury : Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau : their lives, their loves, their work, Susan Cheever

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American Bloomsbury : Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau : their lives, their loves, their work
Title
American Bloomsbury
Title remainder
Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau : their lives, their loves, their work
Statement of responsibility
Susan Cheever
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Even the most devoted readers of nineteenth-century American literature often assume that the men and women behind the masterpieces were as dull and staid as the era's static daguerreotypes. Susan Cheever's latest work, however, brings new life to the well-known literary personages who produced such cherished works as The Scarlet Letter, Moby-Dick, Walden, and Little Women. Rendering in full color the tumultuous, often scandalous lives of these volatile and vulnerable geniuses, Cheever's dynamic narrative reminds us that, while these literary heroes now seem secure of their spots in the canon, they were once considered avant-garde, bohemian, types, at odds with the establishment." "Far from typically Victorian, this group of intellectuals, like their British Bloomsbury counterparts to whom the title refers, not only questioned established literary forms, but also resisted old moral and social strictures. Thoreau, of course, famously retreated to a plot of land on Walden Pond to escape capitalism, pick berries, and ponder nature. More shocking was the group's ambivalence toward the institution of marriage. Inclined to bend the rules of its bonds, many of its members spent time at the notorious commune, Brook Farm, and because liberal theories could not entirely guarantee against jealousy, the tension of real or imagined infidelities was always near the surface." "Susan Cheerer reacquaints us with the sexy, subversive side of Concord's nineteenth-century intellectuals, restoring in three dimensions the literary personalities whose work is at the heart of our national history and cultural identity"--Book jacket
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Cheever, Susan
Dewey number
810.9/97444
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS255.C6
LC item number
C48 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike press large print nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • American literature
  • Concord (Mass.)
  • Concord (Mass.)
  • Large type books
Label
American Bloomsbury : Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau : their lives, their loves, their work, Susan Cheever
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-400)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Concord, Massachusetts -- The Alcotts arrive for the first time -- Louisa, girl interrupted -- Louisa in love ... Henry David Thoreau -- Sic Vita -- Two loves -- Ellen Sewall -- Money -- Emerson pays for everything -- Two deaths -- The curse of Salem -- Hawthorne emerges -- The execution -- Another triangle -- Bronson Alcott, peddler turned pedant -- Fruitlands -- Sex -- Thoreau goes to New York City -- Wall of fire -- Walden Pond -- Margaret Fuller, the sexy muse -- Rome -- The Margaret ghost -- Hawthorne leaves Salem forever -- Stockbridge -- Melville -- The railroad -- Community -- Without Margaret -- Louisa May Alcott returns -- Louisa in Boston -- Concord again -- Walden, Walden -- Thoreau now -- Leaving Walden -- The birth and death of Margaret Fuller -- Shipwreck -- The Hawthornes' return to Concord -- President Frank -- Bayonets and bullets -- Local martyr -- The death of Thoreau -- Louisa in Washington, D.C. -- Return and illness -- Hawthorne leaves Concord -- Death -- Little Women -- Emerson and the fire -- Concord, today
Control code
ocm80181283
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
401 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786295210
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007003196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)80181283
Label
American Bloomsbury : Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau : their lives, their loves, their work, Susan Cheever
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-400)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Concord, Massachusetts -- The Alcotts arrive for the first time -- Louisa, girl interrupted -- Louisa in love ... Henry David Thoreau -- Sic Vita -- Two loves -- Ellen Sewall -- Money -- Emerson pays for everything -- Two deaths -- The curse of Salem -- Hawthorne emerges -- The execution -- Another triangle -- Bronson Alcott, peddler turned pedant -- Fruitlands -- Sex -- Thoreau goes to New York City -- Wall of fire -- Walden Pond -- Margaret Fuller, the sexy muse -- Rome -- The Margaret ghost -- Hawthorne leaves Salem forever -- Stockbridge -- Melville -- The railroad -- Community -- Without Margaret -- Louisa May Alcott returns -- Louisa in Boston -- Concord again -- Walden, Walden -- Thoreau now -- Leaving Walden -- The birth and death of Margaret Fuller -- Shipwreck -- The Hawthornes' return to Concord -- President Frank -- Bayonets and bullets -- Local martyr -- The death of Thoreau -- Louisa in Washington, D.C. -- Return and illness -- Hawthorne leaves Concord -- Death -- Little Women -- Emerson and the fire -- Concord, today
Control code
ocm80181283
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
401 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786295210
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007003196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)80181283

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