At Home and Abroad, or Things and Thoughts in America and Europe. Edited by her Brother, Arthur B. Fuller. Margaret Fuller, Ossoli, Sarah.

At Home and Abroad, or Things and Thoughts in America and Europe. Edited by her Brother, Arthur B. Fuller.

Boston and London: Crosby, Nichols, and Company.. Sampson Low, Son, & Co., 1856. First and only edition, first printing. 12mo, 468pp, including a page of ads for other books by Fuller; dark grey-green cloth, triple-ruled border, tips worn, spine sunned and stained, lacking both flyleaves, traces of label removed from front blank and from back pastedown. Early pencil signature "Whitford Esq. on p. 336, still an acceptable copy of a scarce book. Margaret Fuller Ossoli (1810-1850) was an author, critic, teacher, feminist, Transcendentalist and revolutionary. Her WOMAN IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY was the first important American feminist book and places Fuller as one of the movement's key figures. Had she written nothing else, she would still enjoy her considerable reputation among today's scholars. However, Paula Blanchard, in her biography of Fuller, points out that, along with Poe, Fuller was the U.S.'s first important literary critic and that she was the first American foreign correspondent. This collection of Fuller's writings, posthumously edited by her brother, contain the first appearances in book form of those articles Fuller wrote for publication in Horace Greeley's "New York Tribune," as the first American foreign correspondent. The collection also contains a reprint of her first original published work, SUMMER ON THE LAKES. Edited by her brother, this collection of Fuller's writings ends with her account of the Italian struggle for nationhood, a drama in which she and her husband were prominent players. Fuller died at sea with her husband and child in the wreck of the Elizabeth which went down in 1850 off Fire Island and her brother includes an account of the shipwreck and memorials to Margaret Fuller. Myerson A9.1.a. Grolier Club, Emerging Voices, p. 33. Item #5846

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