An e-book bargain: The Peabody Sisters by Marshall

The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism by [Marshall, Megan]

Pulitzer Prize Finalist: “A stunning work of biography” about three little-known New England women who made intellectual history (The New York Times).

“Marshall’s book is a grand story . . . where male and female minds and sensibilities were in free, fruitful communion, even if men could exploit this cultural richness far more easily than women.” —The Washington Post

I read this book when it first came out and found it to be fascinating.  The Peabody Sisters interacted with all of the elite of western Massachusetts, including  Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau and Horace Mann.  One sister was married to Hawthorne and another to Mann.

This is a recommended read for those who are intrigued by the period.  The book is well written and very interesting.

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