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Dark Passages (1850)

Charles Capper

in Margaret Fuller

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780195396324
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199852703 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396324.003.0014
Dark Passages (1850)

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This chapter examines the experiences of Margaret Fuller in Italy in 1850. It describes her financial condition and her indecision about going back home to the U.S. When she decided to leave, her final days in Florence were evidently more cheerful, although still marked by some strange omens. These omens include Fuller’s giving of a bible as a parting gift to a friend and the prediction that the sea would be fatal to the Marquis Giovanni Angelo Ossoli. These all came to pass when their ship slammed into a sandbar in New York on July 19, 1850.

Keywords: Margaret Fuller; Italy; Giovanni Angelo Ossoli; New York

Chapter.  13453 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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