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Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

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Books about Louisa May Alcott

Alberghene, Janice M. and Beverly Lyon Clark. Little Women and the Feminist Imagination: Criticism, Controversy, Personal Essays. New York: Garland, 1999.

Anthony, Katharine. Louisa May Alcott. New York: Knopf, 1938.

Bedell, Marion. The Alcotts: Biography of a Family. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1980.

Brooks, Geraldine. March. Penguin, 2006.

Brooks, Van Wyck. The Flowering of New England, 1815-1865. Houghton Mifflin, 1981.

Cheever, Susan. Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography. Simon & Schuster, 2010.

Cheney, Ednah Dow, ed. Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters, and Journals. Carlisle, MA: Applewood Books, 2010.

Clark, Beverly Lyon, ed. Louisa May Alcott: The Contemporary Reviews. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Elbert, Sarah. A Hunger for Home: Louisa May Alcott’s Place in American Culture. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1987.

Francis, Richard. Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia. Yale University Press, 2010.

Lemire, Elise. Black Walden: Slavery and its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009.

MacDonald, Ruth K. Louisa May Alcott. Boston: Twayne, 1983.

McNees, Kelly O’Connor. The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott. Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 2010.

Matteson, John. Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007.

Reisen, Harriet. Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2009.

Saxton, Martha. Louisa May Alcott: A Modern Biography. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995.

Shealy, Daniel, ed. Alcott in Her Own Time. Iowa City, IA: University Press, 2005.

Shealy, Daniel, ed. Little Women Abroad: The Alcott Sisters’ Letters from Europe, 1870-1871. University of Georgia Press, 2008.

Stern, Madeleine B. Louisa May Alcott: A Biography. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1999.

Stern, Madeleine B., ed. Critical Essays on Louisa May Alcott. Boston: Hall, 1984.

Stern, Madeleine B. Louisa May Alcott: From Blood and Thunder to Hearth and Home. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1998.

Worthington, Marjorie. Miss Alcott of Concord. New York: Doubleday, 1958.


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