Minerva and the Muse by Joan Von Mehren
A Life of Margaret Fuller

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Writer, teacher, and outspoken feminist, Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was a dynamic presence in American intellectual life. In this new biography, Joan van Mehren makes use of a wealth of new material to provide a sensitive portrait of Fuller's evolution as a woman and a writer.

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published March 1, 1995 by Univ of Massachusetts Pr. 416 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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It was for this journal that Fuller wrote the article that, in expanded form, became Woman in the Nineteenth Century, her feminist magnum opus, of which von Mehren delicately notes, ``She felt under no obligation to be strictly coherent.'' In her writings, Fuller addresses poverty and the double ...

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Fuller (1810-1850), a journalist, critic and author of a pioneering treatise on women's rights (Women in the Nineteenth Century), is accorded a preeminent place in American intellectual history in this carefully researched, important study.

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