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Louisa May Alcott - Author

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Louisa May Alcott, daughter of Amos Bronson Alcott, one of Emerson's circle of friends, was born in Philadelphia in 1832. Educated mainly by H. D. Thoreau and her father, Miss Alcott served as a hospital nurse during the Civil War. Her first book, Flower Fables, appeared in 1854, and her next work, Hospital Sketches (1863), consisted of her letters home from the Union Hospital during the war. She first gained a wide reputation with Little Women (1868-69), and her best subsequent work was done in the same field. Her chief publications after Little Women are the following: An Old-Fashioned Girl (1870), Little Men (1871), Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag (1871-79), Work (1873), Silver Pitchers (1876), Rose in Bloom (1876), Jo's Boys (1886), and A Garland for Girls (1887). Good Wives is the second part of Little Women. Miss Alcott died in 1888.

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Little Women

Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2022

Good Wives

Good Wives

Author: Louisa May Alcott Illustrator: Ella Bailey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/12/2021

Three years have passed since the events narrated in Little Women, and the four March sisters are approaching adulthood, with all its accompanying challenges and expectations. Meg is preparing for her wedding, Beth continues to struggle with her health, Jo is more than ever devoting herself to literature and Amy is about to go on a tour of Europe with her aunt. Their experiences, hopes and ambitions are set in counterpoint to each other, until the whole family is brought together by tragedy and misfortune. Following on the immediate commercial success of Little Women, Good Wives completes the story of the March sisters and their friend Laurie, and is, together with its prequel, Louisa May Alcott's crowning achievement and one of the most popular young-adult tales ever written.

Little Women Abroad The Alcott Sisters' Letters from Europe, 1870-1871

Little Women Abroad The Alcott Sisters' Letters from Europe, 1870-1871

Author: Louisa May Alcott, May Alcott Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/12/2021

A trove of words and pictures, which offers new insights into a celebrated American family.In 1870, Louisa May Alcott and her younger sister Abby May Alcott began a fourteen-month tour of Europe. Louisa had already made her mark as a writer; May was on the verge of a respected art career. Little Women Abroad gathers a generous selection of May's drawings along with all of the known letters written by the two Alcott sisters during their trip. More than thirty drawings are included, nearly all of them previously unpublished. Of the seventy-one letters collected here, more than three-quarters appear in their entirety for the first time. Daniel Shealy's supporting materials add detail and context to the people, places, and events referenced in the letters and illustrations.By the time of the Alcott sisters' sojourn, Louisa's Little Women was already an international success, and her most recent work, An Old-Fashioned Girl , was selling briskly. Louisa was now a grand literary lioness on tour. She would compose Little Men while in Europe, and her European letters would form the basis of her travel book Shawl Straps . If Louisa's letters reveal a writer's eye, then May's demonstrate an eye for color, detail, and composition. Although May had prior art training in Boston, she came into her own only during her studies with European masters. When at a loss for words, she took her drawing pen in hand.These letters of two important American artists, one literary, the other visual, tell a vibrant story at the crossroads of European and American history and culture.

Little Women The Original Classic Novel Featuring Photos from the Film!

Little Women The Original Classic Novel Featuring Photos from the Film!

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2021

Louisa May Alcott's timeless text, illustrated with movie stills from Greta Gerwig's star-studded film adaptation is perfect for a holiday gift Readers have been falling for the March family for over 150 years, and Greta Gerwig's film adaptation is bringing the childhood classic to the big screen for a new generation of fans in 2019. Illustrated throughout with movie stills from the production-starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothee Chalamet, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep, Bob Odenkirk, and Chris Cooper-this edition of Little Women tells the timeless story of sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy as they navigate hardship and adventure in post-Civil War Concord, Massachusetts.

Alternative Alcott

Alternative Alcott

Author: Louisa May Alcott, Elaine Showalter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2021

The discovery in recent years of Louisa May Alcott's pseudonymous sensation stories has made readers and scholars increasingly aware of her accomplishments beyond her most famous novel, Little Women, one of the great international best-sellers of all time. What has been recovered throws new light on the children's books and asks us to question our assumptions about the suposedly staid and sentimental Alcott. Alternative Alcott includes works never before reprinted, including How I Went Out to Service, My Contraband, and Psyche's Art. It also contains Behind a Mask, her most important sensation story; the full and correct text of her last unfinished novel, Diana and Persis; Transcendental Wild Oats ; Hospital Sketches; and Alcott's other important texts on nineteenth-century social history. This anthology brings together for the first time a variety of Louisa May Alcott's journalistic, satiric, feminist, and sensation texts. Elaine Showalter has provided an excellent introduction and notes to the collection.

Little Women (Legend Classics)

Little Women (Legend Classics)

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2021

Little Women

Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/2021

Little Women

Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2021

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