Maureen's Reviews > American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau: Their Lives, Their Loves, Their Work

American Bloomsbury by Susan Cheever
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Feb 26, 08

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Read in December, 2007

I grew up reading and cherishing Alcott's Little Women, and as a literature lover, had encounters with the others (except for Fuller) as I navigated through high school and college lit courses. Reading Cheever's book helped these literary luminaries come alive as people. And what lives they led! These were brilliant, passionate artists who experienced unrequited love and flouted convention to be with their heart's desire. This is an extremely readable book that humanizes an important literary and historical period in our country's past.
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