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Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas (review)

Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas (review) 834 } EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE: VOLUME 52 , NUMBER 3 Ultimately, they challenge us, as readers, to consider the semiotic networks that went into the building of the mythological images of the Founders and those, like Burr, that resided just outside the framework. In this way, The Traumatic Colonel provides a new way of thinking about our examination of the history and the literature of the early Republic. matthew teutsch   Auburn University Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams louisa thomas New York: Penguin Press, 2016 500 pp. Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams long remained a shadowy figure, known simply as the wife of John Quincy Adams and, somewhat more intriguingly, as the only foreign-­ orn First Lady. Unlike her mother-­ in-­aw, Abigail, or her predecessor Dolley Madison, she had not been rel garded as particularly interesting, unusual, or influential in her own right. But within just the last few years, we have seen a flurry of works on her life: authoritative editions of her diary, travel writings, and autobiographical memoirs; Michael O’Brien’s Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon (2010); and Margery M. Heffron’s Louisa Catherine: The Other Mrs. Adams (2014). Neither O’Brien http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Early American Literature University of North Carolina Press

Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas (review)

Early American Literature , Volume 52 (3) – Oct 31, 2017

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834 } EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE: VOLUME 52 , NUMBER 3 Ultimately, they challenge us, as readers, to consider the semiotic networks that went into the building of the mythological images of the Founders and those, like Burr, that resided just outside the framework. In this way, The Traumatic Colonel provides a new way of thinking about our examination of the history and the literature of the early Republic. matthew teutsch   Auburn University Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams louisa thomas New York: Penguin Press, 2016 500 pp. Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams long remained a shadowy figure, known simply as the wife of John Quincy Adams and, somewhat more intriguingly, as the only foreign-­ orn First Lady. Unlike her mother-­ in-­aw, Abigail, or her predecessor Dolley Madison, she had not been rel garded as particularly interesting, unusual, or influential in her own right. But within just the last few years, we have seen a flurry of works on her life: authoritative editions of her diary, travel writings, and autobiographical memoirs; Michael O’Brien’s Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon (2010); and Margery M. Heffron’s Louisa Catherine: The Other Mrs. Adams (2014). Neither O’Brien

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