American Bloomsbury

American Bloomsbury

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

Audiobook CD - 2006
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Even the most devoted readers of nineteenth-century American literature often assume that the men and women behind the masterpieces were as dull and staid as the era's static daguerreotypes. [This book,] however, brings new life to the well-known literary personages who produced such cherished works as The Scarlet Letter, Moby-Dick, Walden, and Little Women. Rendering in full color the tumultuous, often scandalous lives of these volatile and vulnerable geniuses, [the author] Susan Cheever's dynamic narrative reminds us that, while these literary heroes now seem secure of their spots in the canon, they were once considered avant-garde, bohemian, types, at odds with the establishment. Far from typically Victorian, this group of intellectuals, like their British Bloomsbury counterparts to whom the title refers, not only questioned established literary forms, but also resisted old moral and social strictures.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, p2006.
ISBN: 9781400103621
1400103622
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (ca. 7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Reading, Kate - Narrator
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