Margaret Fuller

Margaret Fuller

A New American Life

Paperback - 2014
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The author tells the story of how Fuller, tired of Boston, accepted Horace Greeley's offer to be the New York Tribune's front-page columnist. The move unleashed a crusading concern for the urban poor and the plight of prostitutes, and a late-in-life hunger for passionate experience. In Italy as a foreign correspondent, Fuller took a secret lover, a young officer in the Roman Guard; she wrote dispatches on the brutal 1849 Siege of Rome; and she gave birth to a son. Yet, when all three died in a shipwreck off Fire Island shortly after Fuller's fortieth birthday, the sense and passion of her life's work were eclipsed by tragedy and scandal. Marshall's inspired account brings an American heroine back to indelible life. --Book jacket.
Explores the life and career of the 19th-century American journalist, intellectual, and advocate of personal liberation.
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Mariner Books, 2014
Edition: First Mariner books edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780544245617
054424561X
Branch Call Number: PS2506 .M37 2014x
Characteristics: xxi, 474 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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Aug 19, 2015

2 copies, bio of a feminist journalist, NY, Italy

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