A Journey Into the Transcendentalists' New England

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Roaring Forties Press, 2006 M06 1 - 180 pages
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This lavishly illustrated volume examines the major figures of the Transcendentalist movement and explores the places that inspired them. Beginning with Transcendentalism’s birth in Boston and Cambridge, the book charts the development of a movement that revolutionized American ideas about the artistic, spiritual, and natural worlds. At the same time, it creates a vivid sense of New England in the nineteenth century, from its idyllic countryside and sleepy towns to its bustling ports and burgeoning cities. The book is divided geographically into chapters, each focusing on a town or village famous for its relationship to one or more of the Transcendentalists.

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User Review  - Your_local_coyote - LibraryThing

This is a brief but useful collage of photographs, maps, and pictures. It moves back and forth in time with ease and provides recent photographs of the Transcendentalists homes and haunts. Read full review

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User Review  - vpfluke - LibraryThing

This is quite a nice volume, exploring NewEngland through the lens of the Transcendalists of the 19th century. It is nice to get a physcial context and geography that this group of people worked in. Read full review


An Introduction
Training Ground 38
Secular and Sacred 80
Transcendent Communities 120
Timeline 149
Credits 175

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R. Todd Felton is a photographer and writer who specializes in literary travel guides. A former founding director of a writing center and a former English department chair, Felton is the author of A Journey into Ireland's Literary Revival. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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