The Woman and the Myth: Margaret Fuller's Life and Writings

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UPNE, 1976 - Biography & Autobiography - 574 pages
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This new edition of this classic and influential book features recently recovered writings about Fuller by her contemporaries and additional selections from Fuller's writings, including previously unpublished excerpts from her journals.
  

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
xv
Part
xvii
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
xxxix
CHRONOLOGY
1
Parti
17
On revolution in Paris and Milan
25
CONTEMPORARIES ON FULLER
30
On her mothers imagined death no date
50
Her Tribune writing and concern for prostitutes Horace Greeley 1852
305
As a female journalist T L March 7 1846
307
Letter of introduction Ralph Waldo Emerson July 311846
308
FULLERS WRITINGS 5 On American history 183334
310
On communal experiments October 18 1840
312
On an early stay at Brook Farm 1841
313
On return to Brook Farm 1842
315
Summer on the Lakes in 1843 1844
316

To Susan Prescott July 11 1825
56
On her dilemma early 1840s
62
The Friend
65
CONTEMPORARIES ON FULLER 1 Her vocation William Henry Channing 1852
84
Her truthspeaking power Sarah Freeman Clarke no date
86
Her conversion of skeptics William Henry Channing 1852
88
Her character Elizabeth Hoar April 3 1839
89
Her effect on himself and others Ralph Waldo Emerson 1852
90
FULLERS WRITINGS 7 Mariana a story 1844
94
To Almira Barlow November 19 1830
101
To James Freeman Clarke March 28? 1830
102
To James Freeman Clarke July 6 1832
103
To James Freeman Clarke February 1 1835
104
To William Henry Channing July 1841
105
On talk with Ellery Channing August 28 1842
107
To Samuel Gray Ward September 1839
108
To Samuel Gray Ward ? no date
110
On Anna Barker October 1842
112
To Caroline Sturgis January 10 1839
114
To Caroline Sturgis 1840?
115
To Harriet Martineau circa November 1837
116
To her mother September 5 1837
119
To Arthur Fuller December 31 1837
120
On Emersons influence no date
121
To Ralph Waldo Emerson January 7 1839
122
To Ralph Waldo Emerson September 29 1840
123
To Ralph Waldo Emerson October 1841 ?
125
On Lidian Emerson September 2 1842
127
On marriages September 4 1842
129
On changing assessment of Emerson August 25 1842
131
To Elizabeth Peabody December 26 1844
133
To Richard Fuller March 2 1845
135
To James Nathan May 9 1945
137
Part III
141
CONTEMPORARIES ON FULLER 1 Her teaching in Providence Anna Gale 1838
159
An afternoon with Fuller Nathaniel Hawthorne August 22 1842
160
Her writing and talk Edgar Allan Poe August 1846
161
A satirical portrait James Russell Lowell 1848
163
FULLERS WRITINGS 5 On suspension of belief 182930
166
On mystical experience at twentyone 1840
167
Credo 1842
169
To Richard Fuller August 11 1842
171
On conversation with Alcott circa 1837
172
On last day at Greene Street School December 1838
173
Preface to Eckermanns Conversations with Goethe 1839
174
On hopes for The Dial 1840
181
American Literature 1846
184
Modern British Poets 1846
199
CONTEMPORARIES ON FULLER
224
FULLERS WRITINGS
237
On man and woman no date
279
PartV The Social Critic and Journalist
281
CONTEMPORARIES ON FULLER 1 At Brook Farm Georgiana Bruce Kirby 1887
304
On visit to Sing Sing October 20 1844
334
On talk to prisoners December 25 1844
335
Our City Charities March 19 1845
337
On The Narrative of Frederick Douglass June 10 1845
340
On the United States Exploring Expedition June 28 1845
343
The Irish Character June 28 1845
344
Childrens Books February 5 1845
346
On travel in England and Scotland August 23 1846 to March 3 1847
348
On meeting Carlyle February 19 1847
352
On the Carlyles and Mazzini November 16 1846
354
On the English and French character and the Chamber of Deputies December 1846 and May 15 1847
355
On famine Fourier and the Lyons weavers May 15 and 29 1847
357
On meeting George Sand January 18 and March 17 1847
360
The Radical in Italy
365
CONTEMPORARIES ON FULLER 1 Defense of her political work James Russell Lowell July 12 1849
402
In Rome with Ossoli Emelyn Story 1852
403
Evenings in Florence Frederick Gale December 15 and 29 1849
410
In Florence with Ossoli William Henry Hurlbut 1852
411
Her last year Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1852
413
The question of her marriage Ralph Waldo Emerson 185051
414
Chronology of her movements Ralph Waldo Emerson 185051
416
Meditation on her meaning Henry James 1903
420
FULLERS WRITINGS 10 On Genoa and Naples May 29 1847
422
To Thomas Hicks April 23 1847
423
On the high tide of the Popes popularity May 1847
425
To William Henry Channing May 7 1847
427
To Caroline Sturgis August 22 1847
428
On Austrian rule and need for revolution October 1847
430
On Rome and a National Guard for Florence October 18 1847
431
To Richard Fuller October 29 1847
433
To Ralph Waldo Emerson December 20 1847
434
On Americans in Europe abolitionists at home January 1 1848
435
On a nun taking the veil December 30 1847
439
To Caroline Sturgis Tappan January 11 1848
440
To Costanza Arconati Visconti January 14 1848
442
January 1848
443
To William Henry Channing March 29 1848
448
ToCostanza Arconati Visconti May 27 1848
454
On the Popes flight and the condition of women
463
To Caroline Sturgis Tappan March 16 1849
470
On the siege of Rome June 21 and 23 1849
477
To her mother August 31 1849 and December 15? 1849
483
To Marcus and Rebecca Spring December 12 1849
489
To Emelyn and William Story
495
Woman in the Nineteenth Century
500
Woman in the Nineteenth Century
506
Margaret Fuller Ossoli Caroline Healey Dall July 1860
512
A nightmare and a dream early 1839
518
Bettine Brentano and Her Friend Gunderode January
525
Dreaming with Anna October 30 1842
532
The last Tribune dispatches August 31 1849
556
INDEX
563
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About the author (1976)

Judith Mattson Bean is associate professor of English at Texas Woman's University in Denton and has published numerous articles on Fuller.

Joel Myerson, Carolina Distinguished Professor of American Literature at the University of South Carolina, has published the standard primary and secondary bibliographies of Fuller. A past president of the Association for Documentary Editing, the Thoreau Society, and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, he is currently president of the Margaret Fuller Society.

Bell Gale Chevigny is professor emeritus of literature at Purchase College, SUNY, and a Soros Senior Justice Fellow. She has written for The Nation, DoubleTake, and other journals. Her books include The Woman and the Myth: Margaret Fuller s Life and Writings and Chloe and Olivia, a novel. She lives in Manhattan.

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