The Resource The Emerson brothers : a fraternal biography in letters, Ronald A. Bosco and Joel Myerson

The Emerson brothers : a fraternal biography in letters, Ronald A. Bosco and Joel Myerson

Label
The Emerson brothers : a fraternal biography in letters
Title
The Emerson brothers
Title remainder
a fraternal biography in letters
Statement of responsibility
Ronald A. Bosco and Joel Myerson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Emerson Brothers: A Fraternal Biography in Letters" is a narrative and epistolary biography based upon the lifelong correspondence exchanged among the four Emerson brothers: Charles Chauncy, Edward Bliss, Ralph Waldo, and William Emerson, as well as Charles' 181 letters to his fiance Elizabeth Hoar (one of the few extended series of courtship letters surviving from this period) and 86 letters from the brothers to their paternal aunt Mary Moody Emerson in which they discuss their moral and theological upbringing and views. Often composed as "round robin" exchanges among and between the brothers, the Emerson brothers' correspondence is the last great untapped body of personal writings remaining in manuscript from within the Emerson family.; These letters illuminate aspects of Waldo's character and personal and intellectual development that, lacking access to the letters, even his most sympathetic biographers and critics have thus far failed to appreciate fully; reveal that all of the brothers were invigorated by their shared sense of origin as well as by a sense of duty to improve upon their ancestors' literary and intellectual work; shine new light on Waldo's debt to William for his first serious encounters with German Higher Criticism in the mid 1820s; present new evidence about the devastation Waldo felt at the death in 1831 of his first wife, a correction to Waldo's own sometimes under-recorded sense of grief at her passing; demonstrate that Waldo's desire for financial security for himself, his mother, and his brothers was at least as powerful a motivation behind his resignation from Boston's Second Church in 1832 as were Ellen's death and his reservations about the Lord's Supper.; They mark Waldo's self-conscious and steady progress away from the forms of institutionalized religion toward the career of lecturer, essayist, poet, and social reformer which earned him his reputation as a principal architect of American culture
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
  • 814/.3
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1631
LC item number
.B625 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The Emerson brothers : a fraternal biography in letters, Ronald A. Bosco and Joel Myerson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-402) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"What poems are many private lives": the Emerson brothers -- William in Germany -- Edward and Charles -- Aunt Mary and the brothers Emerson -- Charles and Elizabeth -- William and Waldo: finances and family
Control code
ocm65178067
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 416 pages, [10] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423760887
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b21927017
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)65178067
  • ebsco0195140362

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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