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The Resource Fruitlands : the Alcott family and their search for utopia, by Richard Francis

Fruitlands : the Alcott family and their search for utopia, by Richard Francis

Label
Fruitlands : the Alcott family and their search for utopia
Title
Fruitlands
Title remainder
the Alcott family and their search for utopia
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Francis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a definitive account of Fruitlands, one of history's most unsuccessful, but most significant, utopian experiments. It was established in Massachusetts in 1843 by Bronson Alcott (whose ten year old daughter Louisa May, future author of Little Women, was among the members) and an Englishman called Charles Lane, under the watchful gaze of Emerson, Thoreau, and other New England intellectuals. Alcott and Lane developed their own version of the doctrine known as Transcendentalism, hoping to transform society and redeem the environment through a strict regime of veganism and celibacy. But physical suffering and emotional conflict, particularly between Lane and Alcott's wife, Abigail, made the community unsustainable. Drawing on the letters and diaries of those involved, the author explores the relationship between the complex philosophical beliefs held by Alcott, Lane, and their fellow idealists and their day to day lives. The result is a vivid and often very funny narrative of their travails, demonstrating the dilemmas and conflicts inherent to any utopian experiment and shedding light on a fascinating period of American history
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AZK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Francis, Richard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alcott, Amos Bronson
  • Alcott, Amos Bronson
  • Utopias
  • Communal living
  • Transcendentalism (New England)
  • Fruitlands (Harvard, Mass.)
  • HISTORY
  • Communal living
  • Families
  • Transcendentalism (New England)
  • Utopias
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
Label
Fruitlands : the Alcott family and their search for utopia, by Richard Francis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The seed -- part 2. The fruit
Control code
ocn961680839
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 321 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300169447
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1107k0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961680839
Label
Fruitlands : the Alcott family and their search for utopia, by Richard Francis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The seed -- part 2. The fruit
Control code
ocn961680839
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 321 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300169447
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1107k0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961680839

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