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The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography

Matteson, John

Published by W. W. Norton, New York, 2012
ISBN 10: 0393068056 / ISBN 13: 9780393068054
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Title: The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography

Publisher: W. W. Norton, New York

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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First edition, stated; first printing, full number line. Signed by the author on the title page: "John Matteson." Matteson won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for his first book, "Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father." The book is square and unmarked; corners sharp, tail of spine bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $32.95); edgewear at spine ends and corners; a "Signed by the Author" sticker on the front panel; Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007317

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer John Matteson, an account of the "Susan Sontag" of nineteenth-century America.

A brilliant writer and a fiery social critic, Margaret Fuller (1810?1850) was perhaps the most famous American woman of her generation. Outspoken and quick-witted, idealistic and adventurous, she became the leading female figure in the transcendentalist movement, wrote a celebrated column of literary and social commentary for Horace Greeley?s newspaper, and served as the first foreign correspondent for an American newspaper. While living in Europe she fell in love with an Italian nobleman, with whom she became pregnant out of wedlock. In 1848 she joined the fight for Italian independence and, the following year, reported on the struggle while nursing the wounded within range of enemy cannons. Amid all these strivings and achievements, she authored the first great work of American feminism: Woman in the Nineteenth Century. Despite her brilliance, however, Fuller suffered from self-doubt and was plagued by ill health. John Matteson captures Fuller?s longing to become ever better, reflected by the changing lives she led. 28 black-and-white illustrations

About the Author: John Matteson holds doctoral degrees from Harvard and Columbia Universities. He was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for Eden's Outcasts. He is a full professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, where he lives.

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