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A Tangled Pastoral (1833–1835)

Charles Capper

in Margaret Fuller

Published in print January 1995 | ISBN: 9780195092677
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854264 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092677.003.0005
A Tangled Pastoral (1833–1835)

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This chapter examines the life and career of Margaret Fuller during the period from 1833 to 1835. When Fuller returned home her family relocated to Groton, which she resented because of the almost isolated location of the house and because she had to work in the farm. However, she later accepted her situation and made the farmhouse her place of study and reflection. Her favorite author was Romantic Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who had a significant influence on her later career.

Keywords: Margaret Fuller; farmhouse; Groton; Massachusetts; Romantic author; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Chapter.  21950 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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