Fascinating, insightful, and wholly engrossing, The Peabody Sisters is a landmark biography of three women who made American intellectual history. Though theirs may not be household names, Elizabeth, Mary, and Sophia Peabody had an extraordinary influence on the thought of their day, the movement of intense creative ferment known as American Romanticism. Megan Marshall adeptly brings to life the sisters and the men they loved and inspired, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Horace Mann, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. In a work filled with startling revelations, Marshall presents a vivid and nuanced psychological portrait of a sisterhood rife with shifting loyalties yet founded on enduring affection.
Softcover: 624 pages; Illustrations: 48 halftones and 9 line drawings.
Pub. Date: 2006
Finalist, Pulitzer Prize for Biography
Winner, Francis Parkman Prize awarded by The Society of American Historians
Winner, Mark Lynton History Prize