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The Portable Louisa May Alcott (Viking Portable Library)

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Although the publication of Little Women in 1868 earned Louisa May Alcott tremendous popularity, for a long time she was thought of as a writer of children's stories and considered—at best—a minor figure in the American literary canon. Now, at the end of the twentieth century, Alcott's vast body of work is being celebrated alongside the greatest American writers, and this collection shows why. The Portable Louisa May Alcott samples the entire spectrum of Alcott's work: her novels, novellas, children's stories, sensationalist fiction, gothic tales, essays, letters, and journals. Presenting her more daring works, such as Moods and Behind a Mask (both reprinted in their entirety), alongside the familiar heroines of Little Women, this singular collection offers readers a rich and wide-ranging portrait of this talented, prolific, and influential writer.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chronology

I. Short Fiction

My Contraband

A Whisper in the Dark

Thrice Tempted

La Jeune; or, Actress and Woman

Psyche's Art

My Mysterious Mademoiselle

Cupid and Chow-chow

Queen Aster

II. Novels and Novellas

Moods

Behind a Mask; or, A Woman's Power

From Little Women, part 2:

Literary Lessons

Friend

From Work: A Story of Experience:

At Forty

From A Modern Mephistopheles

Chapters XII, XIII, and XV

From Jo's Boys

Plays at Plumfield

Among the Maids

III. Memoirs, Journals, and Letters

Transcendental Wild Oats

Journals:

Fruitlands (1843)

Concord (1845-47)

Boston (1850-57)

Concord (1858-62)

Georgetown (1862-63)

Moods (1864-65)

Little Women (1868-69)

Emerson's Death (1882)

Letters:

To Abigail May Alcott, December 25, 1854

To Amos Bronson Alcott, November 29, 1856

To Anna Alcott Pratt, date uncertain

To Annie Maria Lawrence, February 3, 1865

To Moncure Daniel Conway, February 18, 1865

To Mr. Ayer, March 19, 1865

To the Lukens Sisters, September 4 [1873]

To Lucy Stone, October 1, 1873

To Maria S. Porter [1874]

To Lucy Stone, June 29 [1876]

To John Preston True, October 24 [1878]

To Thomas Niles, February 12, 1881

To Thomas Niles, February 19, 1881

To William Warland Clapp, Jr., March 6, 1883

To Maggie Lukens, January 14 [1884]

To Maggie Lukens, February 5 [1884]

To Maggie Lukens, February 14 [1884]

To the Woman's Journal, May 8, 1884

To Lucy Stone, August 31 [1885]

To Thomas Niles, [June?] 1886

Notes to the Letters

Selected Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140275742
Editor:
Keyser, Elizabeth Lennox
Author:
Keyser, Elizabeth Lennox
Author:
Alcott, Louisa May
Author:
Keyser, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
New England Intellectual life.
Subject:
Alcott, Louisa May
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Viking Portable Library
Series Volume:
al-juz® 9
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
7.84x5.07x1.45 in. 1.12 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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