Margaret Fuller
Summer On The Lakes, in 1843

An Electronic Edition

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The Editions
Table of Contents
Etchings
A photograph of young
Margaret Fuller
Resources
Textual Introduction
Fuller's Sources
Chronology
Bibliography
Related Sites
About This Site


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"I have not been particularly anxious to give the geography of the scene, inasmuch as it seemed to me no route, nor series of stations, but a garden interspersed with cottages, groves and flowery lawns, through which a stately river ran. I had no guide-book, kept no diary, do not know how many miles we traveled each day; nor how many in all. What I got from the journey was the poetic impression of the country at large; it is all I have aimed to communicate."

Margaret Fuller

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The Editions

This site presents two editions of Margaret Fuller's Summer on the Lakes:  the original 1844 edition and the 1856 edition edited by her younger brother, Arthur B. Fuller, after her death. Scholars, students, and fans of Margaret Fuller can view both editions simultaneously by selecting Parallel Texts . The Parallel Texts version downloads in frames. An abbreviated menu is available in the frames version to permit navigation throughout the site.

The 1856 edition displays highlighted markup in the body of the text. This markup shows the changes Arthur made to the original edition. Please see his Preface for an explanation of this practice. Information regarding the editions produced here, emendations in the highlighted markup, and our editorial stance in their editing and production is available in our Textual Introduction.


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Table Of Contents

Parallel Texts
Markup Key

1844 Original Edition

1856 Edition
Arthur B. Fuller, editor

(Boston: C.C. Little and J. Brown New York: Charles S. Francis And Company, 1844.)

(in At Home and Abroad, or Things and Thoughts in America and Europe, 2nd Ed., Boston: Crosby, Nichols, 1856.)


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Sarah Ann Clarke's Etchings from the Journey

Sarah Ann Clarke and her brother, James Freeman Clarke, accompanied Margaret Fuller on the journey to the west and the Great Lakes. Sarah Clarke, a practicing artist, made etchings from scenes of the trip. They first appeared in the second issue of the 1844 edition. For more information regarding the etchings go to the section on etchings in the Textual Introduction.

Sarah Ann Clarke's etching:
Log cabin at Rock River

Log cabin at Rock River

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This site has been produced by Trudy Mercer and Meg Roland as a project in Prof. Miceal Vaughan's graduate seminar in Hypertext and Textual Studies (Humanities 523) at the University of Washington. It was created on May 7, 1999 and remains under construction. Information on its production is available.

Trudy Mercer
tmercer@u.washington.edu
Department of English
Textual Studies Program
University of Washington
Box 354330
Seattle, WA 98195-4330

A portrait of Margaret Fuller as a mature
woman

Meg Roland
mroland@u.washington.edu
Department of English
Textual Studies Program
University of Washington
Box 354330
Seattle, WA 98195-4330

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This site was created on May 7, 1999.
It remains under construction.

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