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Margaret Fuller (Marchesa Ossoli)   By: (1819-1910)

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Famous Women.

MARGARET FULLER.

The next volumes in the Famous Women Series will be:

MARIA EDGEWORTH. By Miss Zimmern.

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ANNE BRADSTREET. By Helen Campbell.

Already published:

GEORGE ELIOT. By Miss Blind.

EMILY BRONTĂ‹. By Miss Robinson.

GEORGE SAND. By Miss Thomas.

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MARGARET FULLER. By Julia Ward Howe.

MARGARET FULLER

( MARCHESA OSSOLI ).

BY JULIA WARD HOWE.

BOSTON: ROBERTS BROTHERS. 1883.

Copyright, 1883, BY ROBERTS BROTHERS.

UNIVERSITY PRESS: JOHN WILSON AND SON, CAMBRIDGE.

PREFATORY NOTE.

The present volume bears the name of MARGARET FULLER simply, because it is by this name that its subject is most widely known and best remembered. Another name, indeed, became hers by marriage; but this later style and title were borne by our friend for a short period only, and in a country remote from her own. It was as Margaret Fuller that she took her place among the leading spirits of her time, and made her brave crusade against its unworthier features. The record of her brief days of wifehood and of motherhood is tenderly cherished by her friends, but the story of her life work is best inscribed with the name which was hers by birth and baptism, the name which, in her keeping, acquired a significance not to be lost nor altered.

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CHAPTER I.

Childhood and Early Youth. School days 1

CHAPTER II.

Life in Cambridge. Friendship of Dr. Hedge and James Freeman Clarke 19

CHAPTER III.

Religious Beliefs. Margaret's Early Critics. First Acquaintance with Mr. Emerson 32

CHAPTER IV.

Art Studies. Removal to Groton. Meeting with Harriet Martineau. Death of Mr. Fuller. Devotion to her Family 44

CHAPTER V.

Winter in Boston. A Season of Severe Labor. Connection with Green Street School, Providence, R. I. Editorship of the "Dial." Margaret's estimate of Allston's pictures 61

CHAPTER VI.

William Henry Channing's portrait of Margaret. Transcendental Days. Brook Farm. Margaret's visits there 84

CHAPTER VII.

Margaret's love of children. Visit to Concord after the death of Waldo Emerson. Conversations in Boston. Summer on the Lakes 100

CHAPTER VIII.

Farewell to Boston. Engagement to write for the "New York Tribune." Margaret in her new surroundings. Mr. Greeley's opinion of Margaret's work. Her estimate of George Sand 128

CHAPTER IX.

Margaret's residence at the Greeley mansion. Appearance in New York society. Visits to women imprisoned at Sing Sing and on Blackwell's Island. Letters to her brothers. "Woman in the Nineteenth Century." Essay on American Literature. View of contemporary Authors 140

CHAPTER X.

Ocean voyage. Arrival at Liverpool. The Lake Country. Wordsworth. Miss Martineau. Edinburgh. De Quincey. Mary, Queen of Scots. Night on Ben Lomond. James Martineau. William J. Fox. London. Joanna Baillie. Mazzini. Thomas Carlyle. Margaret's impressions of him. His estimate of her 170

CHAPTER XI.

Paris. Margaret's reception there. George Sand. Chopin. Rachel. Lamennais. BĂ©ranger. Chamber of Deputies. Berryer. Ball at the Tuileries. Italian Opera. Alexandre Vattemare. Schools and Reformatories. Journey to Marseilles. Genoa. Leghorn. Naples. Rome. 189

CHAPTER XII.

Margaret's first days in Rome. Antiquities. Visits to Studios and Galleries. Her opinions concerning the Old Masters. Her sympathy with the People. Pope Pius. Celebration of the Birthday of Rome. Perugia. Bologna. Ravenna. Venice. A State Ball on the Grand Canal. Milan. Manzoni. The Italian Lakes. Parma. Second visit to Florence. Grand Festival 205

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