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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: 31/12/2020

A Timeless Christmas A Collection of Classic Stories and Poems

A Timeless Christmas A Collection of Classic Stories and Poems

Author: Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, O. Henry Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

Delight in the most wonderful time of the year with a collection of heartwarming and heartfelt Christmas classics. From O. Henry's iconic story The Gift of the Magi to L. Frank Baum's quaint and clever history of Santa Claus and his reindeer, the pieces gathered in A Timeless Christmas honor the yuletide tales and traditions passed down through generations. The beloved stories, poems, and reflections in this collection have been carefully curated to bring cheer and merriment to readers who appreciate the simple gifts of hope and peace. Christina Rossetti's beautiful poetry, L. M. Montgomery's charming short stories, and many other classic works will bring warmth to the fireside this season and remind us all that Christmas is a time for joy. With additional pieces from Louisa May Alcott, George MacDonald, and more, A Timeless Christmas will become a cherished keepsake for friends and family to enjoy this year and for years to come.

Little Women: or a Real-Life Tale of Four Sisters (Great Little Classics)

Little Women: or a Real-Life Tale of Four Sisters (Great Little Classics)

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2020

What if we take four real-life girls, and make them the heroes of a story? A story that would narrate the real-life joys and problems of four Little Women with all their strengths and weaknesses, their adventures and their troubles.

Little Women

Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott, Regina Barreca, Susan Straight Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2020

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: 21/10/2020

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: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2020

Louisa May Alcott's timeless text, illustrated with movie stills from Greta Gerwig's star-studded film adaptation-now with eight full-color removable mini-posters! Readers have been falling for the timeless story of sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy as they navigate hardship and adventure in post-Civil War Concord, Massachusetts, for more than 150 years. This new paperback edition of the classic novel is illustrated throughout with gorgeous black-and-white photos from the film adaptation written for the screen and directed by Greta Gerwig, and starring Timothee Chalamet, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Louis Garrel, James Norton, Bob Odenkirk, Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan, Eliza Scanlen, Meryl Streep, and Emma Watson, is perfect for a new generation of fans. It is the ultimate introduction to Louisa May's Alcott's classic tale as well as a must-have for fans of the film.

Comic Tragedies

Comic Tragedies

Author: Louisa May Alcott, Anna Alcott Pratt Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2020

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