Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: A brilliant, controversial, and fascinating biography of those who were, in the mid-nineteenth century, the center of American thought and literature.
Concord, Massachusetts, 1849. At various times, three houses on the same road were home to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry and John Thoreau, Bronson Alcott and his daughter Louisa May, Nathanial Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller. Among their friends and neighbors: Henry James, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe, and others. These men and women are at the heart of American idealism.
We may think of them as static daguerreotypes, but in fact, these men and women fell desperately in and out of love with each other, edited each other's work, discussed and debated ideas and theories all night long, and walked arm in arm under Concord's great elms?all of which creates a thrilling story.
American Bloomsbury explores how, exactly, Concord developed into the first American community devoted to literature and original ideas?ideas that, to this day, define our beliefs about environmentalism and conservation, and about the glorious importance of the individual self.
About the Author:
Susan Cheever is the author of numerous works, including My Name is Bill, Home Before Dark, and Treetops. She is the director of the Yaddo Corporation. She has received several awards, including the Associated Press Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Susan lives in New York City.
Kate Reading, a freelance narrator for over twenty years, is an Audie Award and AudioFile Earphones Award winner and has been named Narrator of the Year by AudioFile magazine. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, the Washington Theatre Lobby Awards, and the Carbonell Awards in Florida.
Title: American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, ...
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Binding: Audio CD
Book Condition: Good
Book Description No binding. Book Condition: Good. Former library audio book. Will have library markings and stickers and possibly no inserts. Plays perfectly. audio book. Bookseller Inventory # 012-5E68-XX0E