The Concord Quartet: Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau and the Friendship That Freed the American Mind

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August 2006



From the 1830s onward, Concord, Massachusetts was home to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Amos Bronson Alcott. This absorbing book brings these four men to life and shows how their friendship helped shape American Transcendentalism. Deftly interweaving the everyday dramas of their lives-the romantic attachments, disappointments, disagreements, sicknesses, and sorrows-with a lucid account of their works and the development of Transcendentalism, this book will be a treat for anyone who enjoyed Louis Menands The Metaphysical Club. Samuel A. Schreiner Jr. (Darien, CT) is a veteran journalist, a former editor at Readers Digest, and the author of many books, including The Trials of Mrs. Lincoln (0-8032-9325-9), Henry Clay Frick (0-312-11821-X), and The Passionate Beechers (0-471-41484-0)


Acknowledgments. Prologue. 1. A Homecoming. 2. A Meeting of Minds. 3. A New Voice. 4. A Man Who "Looks Answers". 5. "A Beacon Fire of Truth". 6. A Parting of the Ways. 7. A President's Man. 8. A Transcendental Martyr. 9. A Time for Dying. 10. A Long Good--bye. Bibliography. Index.


Samuel A. Schreiner Jr., a veteran journalist and former senior editor at Readera s Digest, is the author of both novels and nonfiction, including The Trials of Mrs. Lincoln, Henry Clay Frick: The Gospel of Greed, and The Passionate Beechers: A Family Saga of Sanctity and Scandal That Changed America. He lives in Darien, Connecticut.


"Readers interested in American literature or American history will gain much from Schreinera s work." (Publishers Weekly, August 7, 2006)
EAN: 9780471646631
ISBN: 0471646636
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2006
Seitenanzahl: 246 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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