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Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Volume II   By: (1810-1850)

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Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Volume II by Margaret Fuller is an enthralling account of the life of one of the most remarkable women of the 19th century. In this continuation of her revealing memoir, Fuller provides readers with an intimate and honest portrait of her experiences, passions, and inner struggles.

From the very beginning, Fuller's powerful prose captivates readers, drawing them into her world and allowing them to become part of her journey. Through her eloquent and introspective writing style, she exposes her vulnerabilities, fears, and dreams, creating a profound emotional connection with her readers. Her ability to articulate her thoughts and feelings with such clarity and insight is truly impressive.

The book offers a unique window into the intellectual and cultural landscape of Fuller's time. As a writer, editor, and feminist thinker, she was deeply involved in the Transcendentalist movement, and her memoir reflects her intimate relationships and interactions with the leading figures of that era, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Her encounters with these influential thinkers shed light on their philosophical ideas and their impact on her own intellectual development.

What sets this memoir apart is Fuller's unwavering commitment to truth, even when it means revealing her own flaws and shortcomings. She fearlessly confronts her complex emotions, reflecting on her search for love, her struggles with identity, and her ultimate desire to find fulfillment in both her personal and professional life. Her introspection is both raw and relatable, and it reminds us of the universal nature of human experience.

Furthermore, through her descriptions of her travels around Europe, Fuller provides readers with an intimate glimpse into the social and cultural dynamics of the time. Her encounters with various societies and customs offer unique perspectives and shed light on the challenges and opportunities faced by women during the 19th century.

Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Volume II is a testament to the remarkable mind and spirit of Margaret Fuller. Her memoir is an inspiring account of a woman who defied societal norms, challenged intellectual boundaries, and tirelessly pursued her passions. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of feminism, the Transcendentalist movement, or simply the life of an extraordinary individual who left an indelible mark on history.

First Page:

MEMOIRS

OF

MARGARET FULLER OSSOLI.

VOL. II.

Only a learned and a manly soul I purposed her, that should with even powers The rock, the spindle, and the shears control Of Destiny, and spin her own free hours.

BEN JONSON

Però che ogni diletto nostro e doglia Sta in sì e nò saper, voler, potere; Adunque quel sol può, che col dovere Ne trae la ragion fuor di sua soglia.

Adunque tu, lettor di queste note, S'a tè vuoi esser buono, e agli altri caro, Vogli sempre poter quel che tu debbi.

LEONARDO DA VINCI.

BOSTON: PHILLIPS, SAMPSON AND COMPANY. MDCCCLVII.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1851,

BY R.F. FULLER, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts

Stereotyped by HOBART & ROBBINS; NEW ENGLAND TYPE AND STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY; BOSTON.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOR

VOLUME SECOND.

VI. JAMAICA PLAIN, By W.H. Channing FIRST IMPRESSIONS A CLUE TRANSCENDENTALISM GENIUS THE DIAL THE WOMAN THE FRIEND SOCIALISM CREDO SELF SOVEREIGNTY

VII. NEW YORK. JOURNALS, LETTERS, &c. LEAVING HOME THE HIGHLANDS WOMAN THE TRIBUNE AND HORACE GREELEY SOCIETY

VIII. EUROPE. LETTERS LONDON EDINBURGH... Continue reading book >>




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