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Finding Margaret Fuller : a novel / Allison Pataki.

Pataki, Allison, (author.).

Young, brazen, beautiful, and unapologetically brilliant, Margaret Fuller accepts an invitation from Ralph Waldo Emerson, the celebrated Sage of Concord, to meet his coterie of enlightened friends. There she becomes “the radiant genius and fiery heart” of the Transcendentalists, a role model to a young Louisa May Alcott, an inspiration for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Hester Prynne and the scandalous Scarlet Letter, a friend to Henry David Thoreau as he ventures out to Walden Pond . . . and a muse to Emerson. But Margaret craves more than poetry and interpersonal drama, and her restless soul needs new challenges and adventures.  And so she charts a singular course against a backdrop of dizzying historical drama: From Boston, where she hosts a salon for students like Elizabeth Cady Stanton; to the editorial meetings of The Dial magazine, where she hones her pen as its co-founder; to Harvard’s library, where she is the first woman permitted entry; to the gritty New York streets where she spars with Edgar Allan Poe and reports on Frederick Douglass. Margaret defies conventions time and again as an activist for women and an advocate for humanity, earning admirers and critics alike.  When the legendary editor Horace Greeley offers her an assignment in Europe, Margaret again makes history as the first female foreign news correspondent, mingling with luminaries like Frédéric Chopin, William Wordsworth, George Sand and more. But it is in Rome that she finds a world of passion, romance, and revolution, taking a Roman count as a lover—and sparking an international scandal. Evolving yet again into the roles of mother and countess, Margaret enters the fight for Italy’s unification. Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593600238
  • Physical Description: 395 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2024]
Subject: Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850 > Fiction.
Women journalists > United States > Fiction.
Feminists > United States > Fiction.
Historical fiction
Biographical fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 15 of 44 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Cambria County Library System.


  • 18 current holds with 44 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cambria County Library FICTION Pat (Text) 85131001926626 CACM New Book Checked Out 05/28/2024
Ebensburg Public Library FIC PAT (Text) 31814700861500 EBNM Fiction Checked Out 06/02/2024

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