Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother

Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother

by Eve LaPlante
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Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LaPlante's discovering some family papers has enabled her to give readers a much more extensive view of Louisa May Alcott's Marmee than I've found elsewhere. Heretofore, Alcott's mother was a too-shadowy background figure in the family tapestry. No more. LaPlante gives an enticing view of the parent who can now be understood to have profoundly influenced not merely the classic children's books written by her daughter but also her forthright personality and independent nature. While I agree to some extent with reviewers elsewhere who've said Bronson Alcott is too harshly portrayed, the facts are that the man was highly irresponsible when it came to providing the least bit adequately for his family. LaPlante does give him some credit for having realized very much too late how woefully neglectful he had been. Sadly, he was a dreamer and never a doer, inhabiting castles in the air while those he professed to love suffered from poverty and emotional neglect. An absolute must for those interested in the model for the beloved although idealized Marmee of Little Women.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
About alcott sample shows a very poor ink on font dim and as this has occured before and will buy in print
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