American Bloomsbury

American Bloomsbury

Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau : Their Lives, Their Loves, Their Work

Book - 2006
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Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006
ISBN: 9780743264617
0743264614
Branch Call Number: 810.997444 C415A
Characteristics: xvi, 223 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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peacebenow
Dec 22, 2016

A great book detailing the inter-relationships of all the notable people in Concord, MA in 1800s. Many books focus on just one individuals perspective. I took notes so when I visit Concord again, I can refresh my memory.

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toadrules22
Feb 07, 2012

This is a really good read! I have a fair amount of background on the figures dealt with here. This is an introduction...an invitation into their world through the complex/kinky people they were. Makes you want to know more about who they were and what they wrote. They were diverse and yet they all lived in a small town together...and had a powerful effect on the larger world.

Burton_Reads Mar 21, 2011

I would have loved to gossip about Emerson & Thoreau. This book gave me that experience.

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KarenW
Mar 18, 2010

Bittersweet, this book reveals the lives of a group of famous people that lived together in fairly good company to become some of the best minds in America. Intimate and unswerving portrayals bring their personal and professional triumphs and defeats to life. Their own foibles may have conspired against them but they were never beaten, their words and thoughts living long into the future. Truly a thought provoking work in an extraordinary time period.

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