AMERICAN BLOOMSBURY BY SUSAN CHEEVER

AMERICAN BLOOMSBURY
AMERICAN BLOOMSBURY
Item# ISBN 0-7432-6461-4
$26.00

The 1850s were heady times in Concord, Massachusetts: In a town where a woman's petticoats drying on an outdoor line were enough to elicit scandal, some of the greatest minds of American history were gathering to establish a major literary movement. The Transcendentalists, as they came to be called, challenged the norms of American society with thrilling writing and groundbreaking ideas that are still influential today. Susan Cheever's personal, evocative narrative removes these giants from their dusty pedestals and provides a lively account of their longings, jealousies, and indiscretions. 223 pgs. Hardcover