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Alcott in Her Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of Her LIfe, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates (Writers in Their Own Time)
Alcott in Her Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of Her LIfe, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates (Writers in Their Own Time) Daniel Shealy 087745938X 9780877459385 By 1888, twenty years after the publ
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Alcott in Her Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of Her LIfe, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates (Writers in Their Own Time) by Daniel Shealy

By 1888, twenty years after the publication of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was one of the most popular and successful authors America had yet produced. In her pre--Little Women days, she concocted blood-and-thunder tales for low wages; pots--Little Women, she specialized in domestic novels and short stories for children. Collected here for the first time are the reminiscences of people who knew her, the majority of which have not been published since their original appearance in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of the printed recollections in this books appeared after Alcott became famous and showcase her as a literary lion, but others focus on her teen years, when she was living the life of 10 March: these intimate glimpses into the life of the Alcott family lead the reader to one conclusion: the family was happy, fun, and entertaining, very much like the fictional Marches. The recollections about an older and wealthier Alcott show a kind and generous, albeit outspoken, woman little changed by her money and status. From Annie Sawyer Downss description of life in Concord to Anna Alcott Pratts recollections of the Alcott sisters acting days to Julian Hawthornes neighborly portrait of the Alcotts, the thirty-six recollections in this copiously illustrated volume tell the private and public story of a remarkable life.

Author: Daniel Shealy

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: University Of Iowa Press

Publication Date: 2005-06-15

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