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Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

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Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Biography: "An amazing story [told] with clarity and intelligence...colorful and insightful."—Martin Rubin, Los Angeles Times

Louisa May Alcott is known universally. Yet during Louisa's youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson—an eminent teacher and a friend of Emerson and Thoreau. He desired perfection, for the world and from his family. Louisa challenged him with her mercurial moods and yearnings for money and fame. The other prize she deeply coveted—her father's understanding—seemed hardest to win. This story of Bronson and Louisa's tense yet loving relationship adds dimensions to Louisa's life, her work, and the relationships of fathers and daughters. 26 illustrations.

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'The beloved author of Little Womenwas torn between pleasing her idealistic father and planting her feet in the material world.\n

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Synopsis:

"An amazing story [told] with clarity and intelligence ... colorful and insightful."—Martin Rubin, Los Angeles Times

Synopsis:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography 

Louisa May Alcott is known universally. Yet during Louisa's youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson—an eminent teacher and a friend of Emerson and Thoreau. He desired perfection, for the world and from his family. Louisa challenged him with her mercurial moods and yearnings for money and fame. The other prize she deeply coveted—her father's understanding—seemed hardest to win. This story of Bronson and Louisa's tense yet loving relationship adds dimensions to Louisa's life, her work, and the relationships of fathers and daughters.

About the Author

John Matteson holds doctoral degrees from Harvard and Columbia Universities. He was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for Eden's Outcasts and is the author of The Lives of Margaret Fuller. He is a distinguished professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, where he lives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393333596
Author:
Matteson, John
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
26 illustrations
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.11x5.57x1.27 in. .88 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 'The beloved author of Little Womenwas torn between pleasing her idealistic father and planting her feet in the material world.\n

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"Synopsis" by , "An amazing story [told] with clarity and intelligence ... colorful and insightful."—Martin Rubin, Los Angeles Times
"Synopsis" by , Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography 

Louisa May Alcott is known universally. Yet during Louisa's youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson—an eminent teacher and a friend of Emerson and Thoreau. He desired perfection, for the world and from his family. Louisa challenged him with her mercurial moods and yearnings for money and fame. The other prize she deeply coveted—her father's understanding—seemed hardest to win. This story of Bronson and Louisa's tense yet loving relationship adds dimensions to Louisa's life, her work, and the relationships of fathers and daughters.

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