The Most Learned Woman in America: A Life of Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson

Pennsylvania State University Press, 2004. First edition. Hardcover. First ediiton. Hardcover. Fine, tight example in bright crisp dust jacket. 391 pp. with index. Scarce, highly regarded biography of Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson (b. 1737) , prominent member of American Revolution-era Philadelphia society, considered on of tyhe foremost women of letters of the period. She educated herself widely in literature, history, languages and wrote prolifically and published her poetry. Despite her achievments, her personal life was fraught with financial woes, bad romances (her father's forbade her marriage to Benjamin Franklin's illegitimate son) and treasonous plots due both to her marriage to a British loyalist who left before the Revolution as well as her own political indiscretions. Fine / fine. Item #E15310TPS
ISBN: 9780271023113

Price: $29.95

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