Margaret Fuller: A New American Life
From an early age, Margaret Fuller dazzled New England’s intelligentsia. Her famous Conversations changed women’s sense of how they could think and live; her editorship of the Dial shaped American Romanticism. Thoreau’s first editor, Emerson’s close friend, and America’s first female war correspondent, Margaret Fuller was a powerful intellect and a complex woman whose life was marked by both triumph and tragedy.
Megan Marshall is the author of The Peabody Sisters, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Book Review, and Slate. A recipient of Guggenheim and NEH fellowships, she teaches in the MFA program at Emerson College.