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Author: Kate Reading,Susan Cheever
ISBN13: 978-1615745425
Title: American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau: Their Lives, Their Loves, Their Work
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Publisher: Findaway World (August 1, 2009)

American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau: Their Lives, Their Loves, Their Work by Kate Reading,Susan Cheever



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Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. 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. American Bloomsbury - Susan Cheever.

Among their friends and neighbors: Henry James, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe, and others.

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American Bloomsbury book. American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau: Their Lives, Their Loves, Their Work. Margaret Fuller also stopped in intermittently to disrupt the domestic peace of both Emerson and Hawthorne. In a sense, Fuller is the most mysterious and interesting person in the book. A woman with a rambling propensity, a sharp wit, and a seductive streak, Fuller helped forge both the women's suffrage and abolitionist movements in America before becoming the NY Times' first foreign correspondent in Europe.

106. Louisa May Alcott Returns. 113. Louisa in Boston. Emerson Pays for Everything. Her work has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Boston Globe Winship Medal. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, a member of the Corporation of Yaddo, and a member of the Author's Guild Council.

Margaret Fuller was their brilliant, free-spirited muse and a model for Hester Prynne. Louisa May Alcott, was forced to support her family because her feckless father, Bronson, had no intention of doing so. Herman Melville briefly entered the enchanted circle through his friendship with Hawthorne

Cheever examines how the personal lives of these writers, all living in a small town of 2,000 residents, helped fuel their greatest books, from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter to Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. At the center of it all was the brilliant and almost absurdly generous Ralph Waldo Emerson, who had the financial security and business connections to help the other Concord literary giants. Emerson let Thoreau live rent-free in his home, and later allowed Thoreau to build a cabin on land near Walden Pond, which Emerson owned.

AMERICAN BLOOMSBURY is a study of the "genius cluster" centered in Concord, Massachusetts, 1835 - 1888, beginning with the arrival of Ralph Waldo Emerson and ending with the death of the last of the neighborhood's classic writers in the neighborhood. With the inheritance from a short-lived first wife from a wealthy family, Emerson largely supported friends like Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, the Alcott family and Margaret Fuller as they launched their careers.

A brilliant, controversial, and fascinating biography of those who were, in the mid-nineteenth century, the center of American thought and literature.
Reviews: 7
Kazracage
This is the best, most human presentation of the Transcendentalist I have read & I am an avid fan of Margaret Fuller. This book really made all the personalities come alive with strengths and weaknesses. Highly recommend.
ZloyGenii
Do NOT buy the Kindle edition of this book! Underscore... Emphasize in italics and boldface!

To begin with, it's made from the early edition, which is rife with factual errors, reportedly corrected in a later edition. It is full of uncorrected garbled-type typographical errors -- unpardonable in a retail ebook.

It also lacks a proper cover, using the title page for a cover, which I begrudgingly accept from free, public-domain stuff but not in a $12 ebook from a mainstream publisher. When I buy a retail book from a bookstore, I expect it to be the current, corrected edition -- fully proof-read -- and to have a cover on it. I expect no less from an ebook. Raspberries to Simon and Schuster for producing it and to Amazon for selling it.

Simon and Schuster are not alone. Many mainstream publishers are selling ebooks that are the equivalent of charging hardback book prices for a loose pages of an uncorrected proof run off on the copier at the Post Office. If publishers expect us to pay full-price money for ebooks and not steal them off the internet, they owe us a quality product, not some poorly formatted, hastily thrown-together, out-of-date edition.
Walan
AMERICAN BLOOMSBURY is a study of the "genius cluster" centered in Concord, Massachusetts, 1835 - 1888, beginning with the arrival of Ralph Waldo Emerson and ending with the death of the last of the neighborhood's classic writers in the neighborhood. With the inheritance from a short-lived first wife from a wealthy family, Emerson largely supported friends like Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, the Alcott family and Margaret Fuller as they launched their careers. They shared Transcendentalism and a passion for intellectual pursuit. As in most close-knit communities, they had their intrigues, jealousies and fall-outs. The hope and beauty of a New England spring day is reflected in their early ambitions and again in their salutes to one another at the end of their lives. The themes they drew on, the events they witnessed at home and abroad, and the impact of the Civil War articulate the greater American experience of the 19th century.

Though I'm very familiar with the writers' works, I hadn't studied their lives closely and this was a good general introduction, often full of surprises. Cheever vividly evokes the personages and setting with a storyteller's skill. I did not realize how fully she developed them until I felt the pang of loss as their mortality set in. This is by no means exhaustive biography or history; in fact, Cheever moves through it rather breathlessly. Her style is intended for a very general audience, not an academic one.

The book is not perfect. Although she moves from 1835 to the last death, of Louisa May Alcott who is only a child at the outset, Cheever chooses to order her information around themes or events in their lives, which do not necessarily flow chronologically. She kind of swirls around and around as she moves through the 19th century. In one chapter, even one paragraph, she may bounce back and forth between several years. The coming of the railroad is experienced more than once, though from slightly different perspectives. Poor Margaret Fuller drowns at least 3 times. Sometimes you are left asking, now when exactly is this happening? Her chapters are quite short, 3 - 5 pages, which makes for a rather breakneck pace through the facts. She provides a time line, plenty of research notes and citations and an extensive bibliography at the back of the book that help answer questions that may arise.
Uaoteowi
I had high hopes for American Bloomsbury after hearing Susan Cheever interviewed on NPR. Some of what she wrote was interesting and new to me, but overall the book was not satisfying. It was interesting to read biographical details, especially of Thoreau and Hawthorne, but I felt that she was just scratching the surface and not really delving into her subjects' lives or works. She also has the annoying habit of adding uninteresting tidbits about her visits to the authors' homes or towns which don't really add anything to the narrative. I don't know enough about these figures to know what I was missing, but that didn't stop me from feeling that there was more to know.
Kage
This book is a gossipy book about the human (common to most people) and sometimes flirtatious behavior of the transcendentalists. It misses their greatness as writers, thinkers and social activists who were far ahead of their time.
I have read about 6 books on this group in the past few months and this was the weakest. It is not horrible and it has some interesting anecdotes but it lacks "gravitas" for a group that clearly deserves it.
David Mulligan
Shadowbourne
The failures of fact in this book- on purpose or not- turn this into more fiction than fact; even the works the author cites don't hold up many of the claims in that book that they are supposedly included to buttress. With so many journals and letters available from the time you'd e better off reading those instead of this book if you want a sense of the people written about in this book.
Tygokasa
I won't comment on the actual content of the book as it would require too much space. Simply put, the book reads like it's written by two different people. Cheever can write an immersive piece of prose which is enjoyable to read but within the same chapter, jar me out of a happy reading state, to try and decipher what she's just written. This made it difficult to get into and harder to find the will to finish the book.