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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: 24/09/2020

Little Women A Real-Life Tale of Four Sisters

Little Women A Real-Life Tale of Four Sisters

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2020

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 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: 08/07/2020

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 More than thirty drawings are included, nearly all of them previously unpublished.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.

Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out

Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2020

Little Men

Little Men

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2020

Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out

Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2020

Little Women

Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2020

A stunning new edition with deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader. The lives of four teenage sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy - unfold in this treasured classic. Living in Massachusetts the March sisters are struggling though poverty and the effects of the American Civil War, which has taken away their father. Through happy and sad times, the sisters pull together with help from their mother, Marmee. Despite squabbles and desperate times, the sisters have a contagious sense of fun that leads to many adventures and eventually they learn exactly what it takes to grow up. Little Women was released in 1868 to commercial success and favourable reviews from critics. It has since become a true literary classic, made into countless adaptations, and a worldwide success that is loved by many. The FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library.

Little Men

Little Men

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2020

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