Louisa May Alcott was born in Pennsylvania, in 1832, the second of four daughters. After a period of serving as an army nurse, she published Hospital Sketches in 1863, followed by Gothic Romances and lurid thrillers. In 1868-9, she published Little Women, which proved so popular that it was followed by two sequels and several other novels. She died in 1888.
Work: A Story of Experienceby Louisa May Alcott
It is one of "several nineteenth-century novels which uncovers the changes in women's work in the new industrial era, as well as the dilemmas, tensions, and the meaning
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Work: A Story of Experience, first published in 1873, is a semi-autobiographical novel by Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women, set in the times before and after the American Civil War.
It is one of "several nineteenth-century novels which uncovers the changes in women's work in the new industrial era, as well as the dilemmas, tensions, and the meaning of that work". The story depicts the struggles of a young woman trying to support herself. The main character, Christie Devon, works outside the home in a variety of different jobs, but the end of her story marks "the beginning of a new career as a voice and activist for other working women".
The character David Sterling is loosely based on Alcott's friend, Henry David Thoreau.
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This is a sweet story about a young girl named Christie. She jas always longed to leave home and go out on her own. Is finally allowed to leave after much persisting. She finds all sorts of jobs throughout her life including being an actress, a govenress, and a seamstress. Later, tired from all her work, she comes to live with a quaker woman and her mother. After many trials she gets married. Even though the book is lengthy at some parts, it is a good book. I got a relitively good nook copy of this book for for free. Thank you for reading my review. Reviewed by C. J. O.