Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography
"Thoroughly absorbing, lively . . . Fuller, so misunderstood in life, richly deserves the nuanced, compassionate portrait Marshall paints." Ã¢ÂÂ Boston Globe
Pulitzer Prize winner Megan Marshall recounts the trailblazing life of Margaret Fuller: ThoreauÃ¢ÂÂs first editor, EmersonÃ¢ÂÂs close friend, daring war correspondent, tragic heroine. After her untimely death in a shipwreck off Fire Island, the sense and passion of her lifeÃ¢ÂÂs work were eclipsed by scandal. MarshallÃ¢ÂÂs inspired narrative brings her back to indelible life.
Whether detailing her front-page New-York Tribune editorials against poor conditions in the cityÃ¢ÂÂs prisons and mental hospitals, or illuminating her late-in-life hunger for passionate experienceÃ¢ÂÂincluding a secret affair with a young officer in the Roman GuardÃ¢ÂÂMarshallÃ¢ÂÂs biography gives the most thorough and compassionate view of an extraordinary woman. No biography of Fuller has made her ideas so alive or her life so moving.
Ã¢ÂÂMegan MarshallÃ¢ÂÂs brilliant Margaret Fuller brings us as close as we are ever likely to get to this astonishing creature. She rushes out at us from her nineteenth century, always several steps ahead, inspiring, heartbreaking, magnificent.Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂ Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity
"Shaping her narrative like a novel, Marshall brings the reader as close as possible to FullerÃ¢ÂÂs inner life and conveys the inspirational power she has achieved for several generations of women." Ã¢ÂÂ New Republic
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