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In a fresh, modern take on the remarkable Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Reisens vivid biography explores the authors life in the context of her works, many of which are to some extent autobiographical. Although Alcott secretly wrote pulp fiction, harbored radical abolitionist views, and served as a Civil War nurse, her novels went on to sell more copies than those of Herman Melville and Henry James. Stories and details culled from Alcotts journals, together with revealing letters to family, friends, and publishers, plus recollections of her famous contemporaries provide the basis for this lively account of the authors classic rags-to-riches tale. In Louisa May Alcott, the extraordinary woman behind the beloved American classic Little Women is revealed as never before.

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In this probing look at the woman behind "Little Women," Reisen explores Alcott's life in the context of her works, all of which are to some extent autobiographical.

About the Author

Harriet Reisen has written dramatic and historical scripts for PBS and HBO, including a recent PBS documentary on Louisa May Alcott. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son.

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ISBN:
9780312658878
Author:
Reisen, Harriet
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Biography-Literary
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Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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