Margaret Fuller entry: Overview screen.
A review by MF of two recent biographies, one of Hannah More
and another of George Crabbe
, appeared in the first issue of the Western Messenger
. It was her first published piece of literary criticism.
MF published her most famous work, a social critique called Woman in the Nineteenth Century
19 July 1850
MF drowned in a shipwreck off Fire Island
, New York
, within sight of land, as she sailed with her husband and child from Italy to the United States.