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The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date May 11, 2006
Pages 602
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618711697
ISBN-10 0618711694
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The first full account of the 'American Bront$s' focuses on Elizabeth, Mary, and Sophia Peabody--three sisters who were essential to American Romanticism as editors, writers, reformers, and ground-breaking thinkers. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
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 biograpy brings the era of creative ferment known as American Romanticism to new life. 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 preeminent 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 thousands of letters never read before as well as other previously unmined original sources. The Peabody Sisters casts new light on a legendary American era. Its publication is destined to become an event in American biography.

This book is highly recommended for students and reading groups interested in American history, American literature, and women's studies. It is a wonderful look into 19th-century life.



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Hardcover
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from Houghton Mifflin (April 13, 2005)
9780395389928 | details & prices | 579 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.75 in. | 2.20 lbs | List price $28.00
About: The first full account of the 'American Brontèes' focuses on Elizabeth, Mary, and Sophia Peabody--three sisters who were essential to American Romanticism as editors, writers, reformers, and ground-breaking thinkers.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Mariner Books (May 11, 2006)
9780618711697 | details & prices | 602 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $16.95
About: The first full account of the 'American Brontèes' focuses on Elizabeth, Mary, and Sophia Peabody--three sisters who were essential to American Romanticism as editors, writers, reformers, and ground-breaking thinkers.

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