Louisa May Alcott Book PDF

Louisa May Alcott

  • Author : Harriet Reisen
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2009-10-27
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781429928816

Louisa May Alcott Book Description :

PBS and HBO documentary scriptwriter Harriet Reisen reveals the extraordinary woman behind the beloved American classic as never before. Louisa May Alcott is the perfect gift for fans of Little Women and of Greta Gerwig's adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, and Saoirse Ronan. “At last, Louisa May Alcott has the biography that admirers of Little Women might have hoped for.” —The Wall Street Journal's 10 Best Books of the Year A fresh, modern take on the remarkable Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Reisen's vivid biography explores the author's life in the context of her works, many of which are to some extent autobiographical. Although Alcott secretly wrote pulp fiction, harbored radical abolitionist views, and served as a Civil War nurse, her novels went on to sell more copies than those of Herman Melville and Henry James. Stories and details culled from Alcott's journals, together with revealing letters to family, friends, and publishers, plus recollections of her famous contemporaries, provide the basis for this lively account of the author's classic rags-to-riches tale.

Marmee   Louisa Book PDF

Marmee Louisa

  • Author : Eve LaPlante
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-11-06
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781451620689

Marmee Louisa Book Description :

Louisa May Alcott was one of the most successful and bestselling authors of her day, earning more than any of her male contemporaries. Her classic Little Women has been a mainstay of American literature since its release nearly 150 years ago, as Jo March and her calm, beloved “Marmee” have shaped and inspired generations of young women. Biographers have consistently attributed Louisa’s uncommon success to her father, Bronson Alcott, assuming that this outspoken idealist was the source of his daughter’s progressive thinking and remarkable independence. But in this riveting dual biography, award-winning biographer Eve LaPlante explodes these myths, drawing from a trove of surprising new documents to show that it was Louisa’s actual “Marmee,” Abigail May Alcott, who formed the intellectual and emotional center of her world. Abigail, whose difficult life both inspired and served as a warning to her devoted daughters, pushed Louisa to excel at writing and to chase her unconventional dreams in a male-dominated world. In Marmee & Louisa, LaPlante, Abigail’s great-niece and Louisa’s cousin, re-creates their shared story from diaries, letters, and personal papers, some recently discovered in a family attic and many others that were thought to have been destroyed. Here at last Abigail is revealed in her full complexity—long dismissed as a quiet, self-effacing background figure, she comes to life as a fascinating writer and thinker in her own right. A politically active feminist firebrand, she was a highly opinionated, passionate, ambitious woman who fought for universal civil rights, publicly advocating for abolition, women’s suffrage, and other defin-ing moral struggles of her era. In this groundbreaking work, LaPlante paints an exquisitely moving and utterly convincing portrait of a woman decades ahead of her time, and the fiercely independent daughter whose life was deeply entwined with her mother’s dreams of freedom. This gorgeously written story o

Louisa Waterford and John Ruskin Book PDF

Louisa Waterford and John Ruskin

  • Author : Caroline Ings-Chambers
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre : Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9781351559690

Louisa Waterford and John Ruskin Book Description :

Louisa Waterford (1818-91), modest, retiring, of good family, renowned for her beauty, and with extraordinary grace, was the embodiment of a Victorian ideal of womanhood. But like the age itself, her life was filled with contrasts and paradoxes. She had been born with artistic gifts, and became a satellite of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, though she had no formal training. Then, at the height of John Ruskin's intellectual power and success as a critic, she asked him to accept her as an art student, and he accepted. Their correspondence- often harshly critical, never, as Waterford put it, falsely praising - lies at the heart of this book. These are letters which open a spectrum of discussion on the cultural, gender and social issues of the period. Both Waterford and Ruskin engaged in tireless philanthropic work for diverse causes, crossing social boundaries with subtle determination, and both responded to a sense of duty as well as an artistic vocation. But, as Ings-Chambers shows, their correspondence was more than a dialogue about society: it helped to make Waterford the artist she became.

Louisa and Louisa County Book PDF

Louisa and Louisa County

  • Author : Pattie Gordon Pavlansky Cooke
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 1997-05-01
  • Genre : Photography
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781439633625

Louisa and Louisa County Book Description :

Filled with local stories and anecdotes and containing an impressive range of photographs-from snapshots of veterans of the War Between the States to high school class pictures from the 1950s; from early images of the resort area to photographs documenting recent changes to Louisa-this new book will earn a lasting place on area bookshelves and will be handed down from generation to generation for years to come. Louisa and Louisa County will be enjoyed by older folk as a trip down memory lane, and appreciated by younger generations as a glimpse of an era when life was harder, but perhaps simpler. Also a valuable source of information for newcomers to the area, this powerful work serves to remind us of the importance of understanding our past and preserving our heritage in our march toward the twenty-first century.

Louisa May Alcott Book PDF

Louisa May Alcott

  • Author : Louisa May Alcott
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1889
  • Genre : Authors, American
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044011612157

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Louisa May Alcott  Writing from Her Life Book PDF

Louisa May Alcott Writing from Her Life

  • Author : Judy A. Johnson
  • Publisher : Lorenz Educational Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Genre : Education
  • Pages : 7
  • ISBN : 9780787719111

Louisa May Alcott Writing from Her Life Book Description :

Louisa May Alcott is best known for her novel Little Women, a story that pulls details from her life. See how Alcott's life compares to those of the characters in her story with the nonfiction article in this packet. Then have students complete the included cross-curricular worksheets and branch out with the additional activity ideas.

Louisa Egerton  Or  Castle Herbert Book PDF

Louisa Egerton Or Castle Herbert

  • Author : Mary Leman Grimstone
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1830
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 760
  • ISBN : BL:A0017473116

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Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott   Delphi Classics  Illustrated  Book PDF

Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott Delphi Classics Illustrated

  • Author : Louisa May Alcott
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Release Date : 2017-07-17
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9781786569981

Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott Delphi Classics Illustrated Book Description :

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Good Wives’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Louisa May Alcott’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Alcott includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Good Wives’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Alcott’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles



  • Author : Louisa May Alcott
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2017-08-07
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 2150
  • ISBN : 9788027200689

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT Illustrated Edition Book Description :

This unique illustrated collection of Louisa May Alcott's novels, short stories, plays and poems has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Biography Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters, and Journals Novels Little Women Good Wives Little Men Jo's Boys Moods The Mysterious Key and What It Opened An Old Fashioned Girl Work: A Story of Experience Eight Cousins; or, The Aunt-Hill Rose in Bloom: A Sequel to Eight Cousins Under the Lilacs Jack and Jill: A Village Story Behind a Mask, or a Woman's Power The Abbot's Ghost, Or Maurice Treherne's Temptation A Modern Mephistopheles Pauline's Passion and Punishment Short Story Collections Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag Shawl-Straps Jimmy's Cruise in the Pinafore An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Lulu's Library Flower Fables On Picket Duty, and other tales Spinning-Wheel Stories A Garland for Girls Silver Pitchers: and Independence, a Centennial Love Story A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories Other Short Stories and Novelettes Hospital Sketches Marjorie's Three Gifts Perilous Play A Whisper in the Dark Lost in a Pyramid, or the Mummy's Curse A Modern Cinderella A Country Christmas Aunt Kipp Debby's Debut My Red Cap Nelly's Hospital Psyche's Art The Brothers Poetry A.B.A A Little Grey Curl To Papa In Memoriam Plays Bianca Captive of Castile Ion Norna; or, The Witch's Curse The Greek Slave The Unloved Wife Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the classic Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist. "Little Women” is a semi-autobiographical account of the author's childhood with her sisters in Concord, Massachusetts. "Good Wives” followed the March sisters into adulthood and marriage. "Little Men” detailed Jo's life at the Plumfield School that she founded with her husband Professor Bhaer. "Jo's Boys” completed the "March Family Saga".

Louisa  from the Germ   by J  Cochrane Book PDF

Louisa from the Germ by J Cochrane

  • Author : Johann Heinrich Voss
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1852
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : OXFORD:600083550

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Louisa Von Plettenhaus Book PDF

Louisa Von Plettenhaus

  • Author : Marie Nathusius
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1857
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 233

Louisa Von Plettenhaus Book Description :

Louisa  Or  the Cottage on the Moor Book PDF

Louisa Or the Cottage on the Moor

  • Author : Elizabeth Helme
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1787
  • Genre : English fiction
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : OXFORD:600067461

Louisa Or the Cottage on the Moor Book Description :

A Dialogue between Clara Neville and Louisa Mills on loyalty c recommended to the attention of every female in Great Britain By one of their countrywomen i e Elizabeth Dawbarn the Elder Book Description :

Louisa Book PDF


  • Author : Brian Ernest Matthews
  • Publisher : University of Queensland Press(Australia)
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 421
  • ISBN : UOM:39015036367830

Louisa Book Description :

This new edition of the Louisa by Brian Matthews, first published in 1987, contains a forward by Hillary McPhee (the publisher of the first edition). It tells the story of Henry Lawson's mother Louisa. a publisher, journalist, poet, inventor and women's right agitator.

Louisa Lawson Book PDF

Louisa Lawson

  • Author : Lorna Ollif
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre : Australia
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : UOM:39015028063090

Louisa Lawson Book Description :