Alcott in Her Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of Her by Daniel Shealy

By Daniel Shealy

By 1888, 20 years after the book of Little Women, Louisa may possibly Alcott (1832-1888) used to be some of the most renowned and winning authors the United States had but produced. In her pre-Little Women days, she concocted blood-and-thunder stories for low wages; post-Little Women, she really good in family novels and brief tales for kids. accrued right here for the 1st time are the recollections of people that knew her, the vast majority of that have now not been released on the grounds that their unique visual appeal within the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Many of the broadcast reminiscences during this booklet seemed after Alcott turned well-known and show off her as a literary lion, yet others concentrate on her teenager years, while she was once dwelling the lifetime of Jo March; those intimate glimpses into the lifetime of the Alcott kinfolk lead the reader to at least one end: the relatives was once chuffed, enjoyable, and exciting, a great deal just like the fictional Marches. The reminiscences approximately an older and wealthier Alcott express a sort and beneficiant, albeit outspoken, lady little replaced through her funds and status.

From Annie Sawyer Downs’s description of existence in harmony to Anna Alcott Pratt’s memories of the Alcott sisters’ appearing days to Julian Hawthorne’s neighborly portrait of the Alcotts, the thirty-six reminiscences during this copiously illustrated quantity inform the non-public and public tale of a outstanding life.

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