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Book Title: The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism|
Date of issue: April 13th 2005
ISBN 13: 9780395389928
The author of the book: Megan Marshall
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 524 KB
Edition: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Read full description of the books The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism: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 biography brings to new life the era of creative ferment known as the American Renaissance. 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 great 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 hundreds of letters never read before as well as other previously unmined original sources. The Peabody Sisters casts new light on a legendary American era. It is destined to become an event in American biography.
Read information about the authorMegan Marshall is the author of The Peabody Sisters, which won the Francis Parkman Prize, the Mark Lynton History Prize, the Massachusetts Book Award in Nonfiction, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography and memoir. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, and Slate. A recipient of Guggenheim and NEH fellowships, Marshall teaches narrative nonfiction and the art of archival research in the MFA program at Emerson College.
Her biography of Margaret Fuller is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
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