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The World of Louisa May Alcott

by William Anderson

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An introductory overview of Louisa's life, and the times she lived in, including interesting tidbits on her individual family members, her friendships, her writing life and publishing challenges. Filled with color (present day) photographs, historical photographs and illustrations from her works. Interspersed with Louisa's writings as well; an engaging and "largely visual documentary" ("Acknowledgments"). ( )
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"I want to do something splendid...something heroic or wonderful, that won't be forgotten after I'm dead....I think I shall write books." - Louisa May Alcott
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060951567, Paperback)

This charming illustrated book captures the life of a writer whose work is enjoying a resurgence of popularity, and reveals the reality that inspired the timeless novel.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:12:16 -0400)

In this lavishly illustrated book, David Wade beautifully recaptures the extraordinary Alcott family's life through such family treasures as Louisa's writing desk and manuscripts, May's artwork, Elizabeth's piano and the family's clothing and furnishings. Richly detailed photographs reveal the famous Alcott homes, including Orchard House in historic Concord, Massachusetts, where the family counted as friends neighbors Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry DAvid Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne.… (more)

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