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The Journals of Louisa May Alcott

by Louisa May Alcott

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Madeleine Stern is listed as "Associate Editor" of this book. She's an Alcott scholar who wrote a biography of LMA that was published in the 1950s and was reissued by Random House in 1996--and it still holds up today. I gave this 5-stars because of the excellent scholarly apparati and the care with which it was edited. Stern has written an excellent explanatory introduction, there are good notes throughout, an appendix, and an index. This is the kind of editing readers and researchers hope for. ( )
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Myerson, JoelEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shealy, DanielEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"From her eleventh year to the month of her death at age fifty-five, Louisa May Alcott kept copious journals. She never intended for them to be published, but the insights they provide into her remarkable life are invaluable." "Alcott grew up in a genteel but impoverished household, surrounded by the literary and philosophical elite of nineteenth-century New England, induding Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Like her fictional alter ego, Jo March, she was a free spirit who longed for independence, yet she dutifully supported her parents and three sisters with her literary efforts. In the journals are to be found hints of Alcott's surprisingly complex persona as well as clues to her double life as an author not only of "high" literature but also of serial thrillers and Gothic romances."."Associate editor Madeleine B. Stern has added an in-depth introduction to The Journals of Louisa May Alcott, the only unabridged edition of Alcott's private diaries."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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