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Bronson Alcott's Fruitlands - Clara Sears

Bronson Alcott's Fruitlands

By: Clara Sears (Compiled by)


Published: 10th June 2005
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In June of 1843, Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane, both reformers involved in the Transcendentalist movement, founded Fruitlands in an attempt to strengthen their spirituality through self-reliant, simple living. Joinmed by their families and about a dozen other individuals, the Con-Sociate family (as they called themselves) was to bring about a new Eden by cultivating a mystical and scetic way of life in a rural retreat. Compiling, in their own words, from letters, diaries, and books, and from the comments of friends and associates such as Emerson and Thoreau, Clara Endicott Sears, founder of Fruitlands Museum, tells the story of this famous encounter of transcendental philosophy with the realities of the New England soil and climate and the vagaries of human nature. Louisa May Alcott's classic satire based on her father's experiment, ""Transcendental Wild Oats,"" completes the picture of a noble failure.

ISBN: 9781557099570
ISBN-10: 155709957X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 185
Published: 10th June 2005
Publisher: Applewood Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 12.8  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.28