Reviving Zenobia: The Last Days and Forgotten Life of Martha E. Hunt, Transcendendalist

Randall Fuller
2020 The New England quarterly  
The story of Zenobia in The House of the Seven Gables is taken from the suicide of Martha Hunt. Standing at the periphery of the Transcendentalists in Concord, Hunt embraced its lessons of equality for women and its transformative intellectual lessons; however, the intellectual promise of her associations turned to despair and led to her suicide illustrating the darker side of the movement.
doi:10.1162/tneq_a_00810 fatcat:b7pw2mencrbfnncogvifueqgai