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Valenti, Patricia Dunlavy. Sophia Peabody Hawthorne A Life, Volume 2, 1848-1871. Columbia, MO:
University of Missouri Press, 2014.
This book is now available for pre-order.
According to the press release by the University of Missouri Press, in this second volume of her acclaimed biography of Sophia Hawthorne, “Patricia Dunlavy Valenti’s thorough research culminates in a compelling account of Sophia’s travels to Great Britain and Europe and her intense personal relationships beyond her marriage with men and women, among them notable figures in American history and literature. The details of this less examined and surprising second half of Sophia’s life demonstrate her contributions as a travel writer and art critic in addition to her extensive influence upon Nathaniel Hawthorne’s writing.”
Note: Sophia Peabody Hawthorne A Life, Volume 1, 1809-1847 (published by the University of Missouri Press in 2004) is also available.
Also by Patricia Dunlavy Valenti:
To Myself A Stranger A Biography of Rose Hawthorne Lathrop. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State UP, 1991.
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