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Mr. Emerson's Wife

(2005)
A novel by

 
 
In this novel about Ralph Waldo Emerson's wife, Lidian, Amy Belding Brown examines the emotional landscape of love and marriage. Living in the shadow of one of the most famous men of her time, Lidian becomes deeply disappointed by marriage, but consigned to public silence by social conventions and concern for her children and her husband's reputation. Drawn to the erotic energy and intellect of close family friend Henry David Thoreau, she struggles to negotiate the confusing territory between love and friendship while maintaining her moral authority and inner strength. In the course of the book, she deals with overwhelming social demands, faces devastating personal loss, and discovers the deepest meaning of love. Lidian eventually discovers the truth of her own character and learns that even our faults can lead us to independence.


Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

May 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mr. Emerson's Wife
Author(s): Amy Belding Brown
ISBN: 0-312-33637-3 / 978-0-312-33637-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mr. Emerson's Wife
Author(s): Amy Brown
ISBN: 0-312-33638-1 / 978-0-312-33638-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Griffin
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May 2006 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mr. Emerson's Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Amy Belding Brown
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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