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Margaret Fuller


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Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli, commonly known as Margaret Fuller, (May 23, 1810 – July 19, 1850) was an American journalist, critic, and women's rights advocate associated with the American transcendentalism movement. She was the first full-time American female book reviewer in journalism. Her book Woman in the Nineteenth Century is considered the first major feminist work in the United ... more »

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  • ''Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.''
    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. writer, lecturer. "A Short Essay on Critics," Art, Literature and the Drama (1858).
  • ''I stand in the sunny noon of life. Objects no longer glitter in the dews of morning, neither are yet softened by the shadows of evening.''
    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. author, literary critic, journalist. Quote from Woman in the Nineteenth Century. Brilliant Bylines, p. 15, Barbara B...
  • ''This was one of the rye-bread days, all dull and damp without.''
    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. author, literary critic, journalist. diary entry, quoted in Margaret Fuller Ossoli, p. 104, Thomas Wentworth Higgins...
  • ''But the golden-rod is one of the fairy, magical flowers; it grows not up to seek human love amid the light of day, but to mark to the discerning what wealth lies hid in the secret caves of earth.''
    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. author, literary critic, journalist. journal entry, September 1840, quoted in Margaret Fuller Ossoli, p. 99, Thomas ...
  • I am absurdly fearful about this voyage. Various little omens have combined to give me a dark feeling.... Perhaps we shall live to laugh at these. But in case of mishap I should perish with my husband...
    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. author, literary critic, journalist. letter, April 6, 1850, to Marchioness Visconti Arconati, quoted in Margaret Ful...
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