American Bloomsbury - Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau: Their Lives, Their Loves, Their Work-logo

American Bloomsbury - Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau: Their Lives, Their Loves, Their Work

Susan Cheever

A brilliant, controversial, and fascinating biography of those who were, in the mid-nineteenth century, the center of American thought and literature. Concord, Massachusetts, 1849. At various times, three houses on the same road were home to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry and John Thoreau, Bronson Alcott and his daughter Louisa May, Nathanial Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller. Among their friends and neighbors: Henry James, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe, and others. These men and women are at the heart of American idealism. We may think of them as static daguerreotypes, but in fact, these men and women fell desperately in and out of love with each other, edited each other's work, discussed and debated ideas and theories all night long, and walked arm in arm under Concord's great elms-all of which creates a thrilling story. American Bloomsbury explores how, exactly, Concord developed into the first American community devoted to literature and original ideas-ideas that, to this day, define our beliefs about environmentalism and conservation, and about the glorious importance of the individual self.

A brilliant, controversial, and fascinating biography of those who were, in the mid-nineteenth century, the center of American thought and literature. Concord, Massachusetts, 1849. At various times, three houses on the same road were home to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry and John Thoreau, Bronson Alcott and his daughter Louisa May, Nathanial Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller. Among their friends and neighbors: Henry James, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe, and others. These men and women are at the heart of American idealism. We may think of them as static daguerreotypes, but in fact, these men and women fell desperately in and out of love with each other, edited each other's work, discussed and debated ideas and theories all night long, and walked arm in arm under Concord's great elms-all of which creates a thrilling story. American Bloomsbury explores how, exactly, Concord developed into the first American community devoted to literature and original ideas-ideas that, to this day, define our beliefs about environmentalism and conservation, and about the glorious importance of the individual self.
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A brilliant, controversial, and fascinating biography of those who were, in the mid-nineteenth century, the center of American thought and literature. Concord, Massachusetts, 1849. At various times, three houses on the same road were home to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry and John Thoreau, Bronson Alcott and his daughter Louisa May, Nathanial Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller. Among their friends and neighbors: Henry James, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe, and others. These men and women are at the heart of American idealism. We may think of them as static daguerreotypes, but in fact, these men and women fell desperately in and out of love with each other, edited each other's work, discussed and debated ideas and theories all night long, and walked arm in arm under Concord's great elms-all of which creates a thrilling story. American Bloomsbury explores how, exactly, Concord developed into the first American community devoted to literature and original ideas-ideas that, to this day, define our beliefs about environmentalism and conservation, and about the glorious importance of the individual self.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Reading

Length:

6h 56m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

05:06


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

09:49


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

12:01


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

09:39


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

08:10


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

08:25


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

10:45


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

07:18


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

06:45


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

09:14


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

05:40


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

08:42


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

06:40


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

07:14


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

08:54


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

08:42


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

12:10


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

06:12


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

06:49


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

08:05


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

07:01


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

09:05


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

09:05


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

03:16


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

08:07


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

03:47


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

09:30


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

05:04


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

02:18


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

07:24


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

05:46


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

08:43


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

06:33


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

07:57


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

06:07


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

10:51


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

09:11


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

10:57


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

10:11


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

11:39


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

11:43


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

13:00


Part 4, Chapter 42
Part 4, Chapter 42

06:15


Part 4, Chapter 43
Part 4, Chapter 43

10:28


Part 4, Chapter 44
Part 4, Chapter 44

13:05


Part 4, Chapter 45
Part 4, Chapter 45

09:28


Part 4, Chapter 46
Part 4, Chapter 46

05:42


Part 4, Chapter 47
Part 4, Chapter 47

10:57


Part 4, Chapter 48
Part 4, Chapter 48

16:24


Part 4, Chapter 49
Part 4, Chapter 49

00:28