The Remarkable Mrs. Ripley: The Life of Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley

By: Goodwin, Joan W.

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Book Condition-Very good Cover has some wear-Edge wear, light tearing & Creasing Black boards with copper print on spine Boards have some light wear, light Bumping to spine/corners Pages are clean and well kept **ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY APPLY TO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS** **LARGER BOOKS MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING** About the book: A contemporary of Emerson, Hawthorne, the Alcotts, and other New England Renaissance figures, Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley (1793-1867) is largely unknown to today's readers. Although she left no published works, Sarah is frequently mentioned in letters and journals written by her fellow intellectuals. She was a self-educated classical scholar who was well versed in languages and the sciences, ran a boarding school with her Unitarian minister husband to prepare boys for Harvard College, and raised seven children. Legend has it that she simultaneously rocked a cradle, shelled peas, heard one boy recite his Latin and another, his Greek. In this first biography of the remarkable Mrs. Ripley, Joan W. Goodwin draws on Sarah's letters and the writings of her contemporaries to paint as full a picture as possible of a compelling figure known until now only as a literary footnote. Goodwin reveals the inner drama of a woman's lonely struggle to reconcile the liberal Christian worldview with her own increasing skepticism, and her traditional domestic role with the pursuit of intellectual attainments. The author's skillful presentation of primary materials allows Sarah to speak to the reader in her own voice, particularly through her correspondence with Mary Moody Emerson and Abigail Allyn Francis, lending insight into the anguish that shaped much of her life. In a biography as distinctive as the celebrated woman it depicts, the author re-creates the life and times of Mrs. Ripley and rescues an overlooked New Englander from obscurity. This is a captivating story that will appeal to historians and general readers alike.

Title: The Remarkable Mrs. Ripley: The Life of Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley

Author Name: Goodwin, Joan W.

Categories: Biography & Autobiography,

Publisher: Northeastern University: 1998

ISBN Number: 155553368x

ISBN Number 13: 9781555533687

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 001781

Keywords: Goodwin, Joan W.; Biography