Louisa May Alcott / Edition 2

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Overview

Madeleine B. Stern, one of the world's leading Alcott scholars, shows how the breadth of Alcott's work, ranging from Little Women to sensational thrillers and war stories, serves as a reflection of a fascinating and complicated life dotted with poverty and riches alike, hard menial work, physical suffering relieved by opiates, and the acclaim of literary success.
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"This book contains all the reader could possibly wish to know about Louisa May Alcott. It will stand for a long time—perhaps permanently—as the authoritative book in its field." —Chicago Tribune
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Alcott (1832-1888), beloved for , led a complicated life, which is recounted here in this definitive biography. This publication is a paper edition reprint of a 1996 publication (Random House) which was itself a reprint (with an introduction) of the 1950 work published by U. of Oklahoma Press. Stern is a leading Alcott scholar. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555534172
  • Publisher: University Press of New England
  • Publication date: 8/26/1999
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 909,601
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

MADELEINE B. STERN is a partner in the firm of Rostenberg and Stern Rare Books. She is the editor of several collections of Alcott’s works, including Feminist Alcott: Stories of a Woman’s Power; From Jo March’s Attic: Stories of Intrigue and Suspense; and Louisa May Alcott Unmasked: Collected Thrillers, all published by Northeastern University Press. A collection of Stern’s essay, Louisa May Alcott: From Blood & Thunder to Hearth & Home, is also published by Northeastern. She lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to the New Edition
1 The South End 3
2 The Hosner Cottage 16
3 The New Eden 31
4 The White Village 44
5 Greenrooms and City Missions 60
6 The Orchard House 79
7 The Union Hotel Hospital 114
8 Plots and Counterplots 128
9 Life in a Pension 145
10 Little Women 161
11 The Grand Tour 194
12 The Youth's Companion 215
13 Dr. Miller's Bath Hotel 240
14 The Gray Town 252
15 Yours for Reform 278
16 Dunreath Place 314
Alcott Bibliography 333
Notes on Sources 361
Index 405
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