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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  • Only what is rare is valuable.
    Let no one dare to call another mad who is not himself willing to rank in the same class for every perversion and fault of judgment. Let no one dare aid in punish...
    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. author, literary critic, journalist. repr. In Brilliant Bylines, Barbara Belford, Columbia University Press, New Yor...
  • ''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...
  • Were the destiny of woman thus exactly marked out, did she invariably retain the shelter of a parent's or guardian's roof till she married, did marriage give her a sure home and a protector, were she ...
    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. author, literary critic, journalist. Quote, September 30, 1845, from New York Daily Tribune article. Brilliant Bylin...
  • ''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...
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