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Publisher Comments:

The discovery in recent years of Louisa May Alcott's pseudonymous sensation stories has made readers and scholars increasingly aware of her accomplishments beyond her most famous novel, Little Women, one of the great international best-sellers of all time. What has been recovered throws new light on the children's books and asks us to question our assumptions about the suposedly staid and sentimental Alcott.

Alternative Alcott includes works never before reprinted, including "How I Went Out to Service," "My Contraband," and "Psyche's Art." It also contains Behind a Mask, her most important sensation story; the full and correct text of her last unfinished novel, Diana and Persis; "Transcendental Wild Oats"; Hospital Sketches; and Alcott's other important texts on nineteenth-century social history. This anthology brings together for the first time a variety of Louisa May Alcott's journalistic, satiric, feminist, and sensation texts. Elaine Showalter has provided an excellent introduction and notes to the collection.

Table of Contents

Hospital sketches — My contraband — Behind a mask — Happy women — Psyche's art — The sunny side, from An old-fashioned girl — Work, a story of experience — How I went out to service — Transcendental wild oats — Diana and Persis — Jo's last scrape, from Jo's boys.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813512723
Editor:
Showalter, Elaine
Author:
Showalter, Elaine
Author:
Alcott, Louisa May
Author:
Showalter, Elaine
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Location:
New Brunswick, N.J. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Women -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
American women writers series
Series Volume:
1983
Publication Date:
19880231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 1.5 lb

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