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The Peabody Sisters

The Peabody Sisters


Megan Marshall brings to light the lives of three pioneers of American Romanticism and intellectual thought: Elizabeth, Mary and Sophia Peabody. The Peabody Sisters offers a deeply personal perspective into the world of these Salem-natives, who not only inspired renowned thinkers of their time like Ralph Waldo Emmerson, Horace Mann, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, but also earned that distinction through their own exceptional endeavors.

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Join Megan Marshall in an exploration of the lives and legacies of three extraordinary women: Elizabeth, Mary, and Sophia Peabody. The Peabody sisters lived in Massachusetts during a pivotal time of cultural transformation, between the wake of the American Revolution and the approaching Civil War. Defying the societal norms of the day, the Peabody sisters made their voices heard and left an enduring stamp on the American intellectual landscape. Marshall skillfully traces the conflicts, achievements, and loyalties that shaped their lives and relationships not only with each other, but also with the prominent 19th century men they loved: Ralph Waldo Emmerson, Horace Mann, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

A book twenty-years in the making, The Peabody Sisters is a piece of biographical mastery that has earned the Mark Lynton History Prize, the Francis Parkman Prize, the Massachusetts Book Award for Nonfiction, and had become a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Weight1.9 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 1.5 in

Date: April 12, 2023

Author: Adeline Clemons

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