The Resource The peabody sisters : three women who ignited american romanticism, Megan Marshall, (electronic resource)

The peabody sisters : three women who ignited american romanticism, Megan Marshall, (electronic resource)

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The peabody sisters : three women who ignited american romanticism
Title
The peabody sisters
Title remainder
three women who ignited american romanticism
Statement of responsibility
Megan Marshall
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Language
eng
Summary
Elizabeth, Mary, and Sophia Peabody were in many ways our American Brontes. The story of these remarkable sisters - and their central role in shaping the thinking of their day - has never before been fully told. Twenty years in the making, Megan Marshall's monumental biograpy brings the era of creative ferment known as American Romanticism to new life. Elizabeth, the oldest sister, was a mind-on-fire thinker. A powerful influence on the great writers of the era - Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau among them - she also published some of their earliest works. It was Elizabeth who prodded these newly minted Transcendentalists away from Emerson's individualism and toward a greater connection to others. Mary was a determined and passionate reformer who finally found her soul mate in the great educator Horace Mann. The frail Sophia was a painter who won the admiration of the preeminent society artists of the day. She married Nathaniel Hawthorne - but not before Hawthorne threw the delicate dynamics among the sisters into disarray. Marshall focuses on the moment when the Peabody sisters made their indelible mark on history. Her unprecedented research into these lives uncovered thousands of letters never read before as well as other previously unmined original sources. The Peabody Sisters casts new light on a legendary American era. Its publication is destined to become an event in American biography. This book is highly recommended for students and reading groups interested in American history, American literature, and women's studies. It is a wonderful look into 19th-century life
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RECBK
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Marshall, Megan
Dewey number
974.4/03/0922
Index
index present
LC call number
F74.S1
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unknown
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer
  • Mann, Mary Tyler Peabody
  • Hawthorne, Sophia Peabody
  • Hawthorne, Sophia Peabody
  • Mann, Mary Tyler Peabody
  • Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer
  • Women intellectuals
  • Sisters
  • Romanticism
  • Romanticism
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Intellectual life
  • Romanticism
  • Sisters
  • Women intellectuals
  • Massachusetts
  • Salem (Mass.)
  • United States
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
  • United States
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The peabody sisters : three women who ignited american romanticism, Megan Marshall, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780547348759
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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Publisher number
EB00030592
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17E01D80-CD1D-4CFE-A61E-2338E5D9E275
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  • (Sirsi) o864231908
  • (OCoLC)864231908
Label
The peabody sisters : three women who ignited american romanticism, Megan Marshall, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn864231908
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547348759
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00030592
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
17E01D80-CD1D-4CFE-A61E-2338E5D9E275
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o864231908
  • (OCoLC)864231908

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