1930. The biography of Margaret Fuller, American editor, essayist, poet and teacher. Fuller, raised among Harvard intellectuals, was throughout her lifetime a voracious reader, brilliant conversationalist and an intellectual force to be reckoned with. She became involved with the Transcendentalists and was the first woman journalist for the New York Tribune. In her feminist tract, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, she envisioned America as the one place where women might rise above men's tyranny. She traveled to Italy where she became involved in the revolutionary movement there, had a child, and later married. Badly in need of money, Fuller, her husband and son set sail for New York. She met a tragic end when the boat they were on shipwrecked near Fire Island.