Before she became a beloved author, Louisa May Alcott worked as a nurse, teacher, seamstress, governess, and domestic servant. In this 1873 semi-autobiographical novel, Christie Devon seeks employment outside the home. She faces trials in a variety of jobs, to grow into a new role: “A voice and activist for other working women.”
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About the Author
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American writer best known for her classic novel Little Women (1868-69), drawn from her own childhood. Personally educated by writers such as Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau, she first gained literary success with Hospital Sketches (1863), based on her experiences as a nurse during the Civil War. Her writing often deals with women’s issues in an honest, insightful manner.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.