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Work: A Story of Experience [NOOK Book]

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Work: A Story of Experience, by Louisa May Alcott, is one of "several nineteenth-century novels that uncovers the changes in women's work in the new industrial era, as well as the dilemmas, tensions, and the meaning of that work"
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Work: A Story of Experience

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Work: A Story of Experience, by Louisa May Alcott, is one of "several nineteenth-century novels that uncovers the changes in women's work in the new industrial era, as well as the dilemmas, tensions, and the meaning of that work"
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  • ISBN-13: 9781775458371
  • Publisher: The Floating Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 454 KB

Meet the Author

Louisa May Alcott (1832 -1888) was an American novelist. She is best known for the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Little Women was set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts, and published in 1868. This novel is loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters. Alcott's literary success arrived with the publication by the Roberts Brothers of the first part of Little Women: or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, a semi-autobiographical account of her childhood with her sisters in Concord, Massachusetts. Part two, or Part Second, also known as Good Wives, followed the March sisters into adulthood and their respective marriages. Little Men detailed Jo's life at the Plumfield School that she founded with her husband Professor Bhaer at the conclusion of Part Two of Little Women. Jo's Boys completed the "March Family Saga". In Little Women, Alcott based her heroine "Jo" on herself. But whereas Jo marries at the end of the story, Alcott remained single throughout her life. In her later life, Alcott became an advocate for women's suffrage and was the first woman to register to vote in Concord, Massachusetts, in a school board election. Alcott, along with Elizabeth Stoddard, Rebecca Harding Davis, Anne Moncure Crane, and others, were part of a group of female authors during the Gilded Age who addressed women's issues in a modern and candid manner. Alcott, who continued to write until her death, suffered chronic health problems in her later years. Alcott died of a stroke in Boston, on March 6, 1888, at age 55, two days after visiting her father's deathbed. Her last words were "Is it not meningitis?"
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    Work a Story of Experience by Louisa May Alccot

    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.

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