9780807133811

Lucy Audubon

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807133811

  • ISBN10:

    0807133817

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-01
  • Publisher: Louisiana State Univ Pr
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Summary

"Wife of the great naturalist John James Audubon, Lucy Bakewell Audubon (1788-1874) was a powerful and extraordinary woman who coped resourcefully with the demands of a difficult situation and worked tirelessly to aid her husband in his landmark work. In Lucy Audubon: A Biography, Carolyn E. DeLatte focuses on the early life of Lucy Audubon: her birth in England and youth in eastern Pennsylvania, her courtship and marriage to the eccentric young Audubon, their wanderings along the western fringe of the country, the birth of their children, and the preparation and publication of The Birds of America. Throughout, DeLatte emphasizes Lucy Audubon's own experiences, concerns, and point of view. She tells of Lucy's often stormy relationship with her brilliant but unreliable husband, her place at the head of their small family, and her crucial role in the creation and publication of her husband's magnum opus. Intelligent, adaptable, and strong-willed, Lucy was, DeLatte shows, the partner Audubon needed for his life and for his work."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Preface (1982)p. xxi
To Americap. 1
The Courtshipp. 16
The Frontier and a Partner of Destinyp. 38
The Mighty Fallp. 70
An Ultimatump. 100
Poverty Without Prospectsp. 120
A Particular House in Louisianap. 135
A Pyrrhic Victoryp. 162
A Choicep. 180
Concession and Reunionp. 194
Epiloguep. 216
Bibliographyp. 231
Indexp. 243
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