Eden's outcasts : the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Eden's outcasts : the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father

Author: John Matteson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The beloved author of Little Women was torn between pleasing her idealistic father and planting her feet in the material world. Now, Louisa May Alcott's name is known universally; yet, during her youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson--an eminent teacher, lecturer, and friend of Emerson and Thoreau. Willful and exuberant, Louisa flew in the face of all her father's theories of child rearing. She, in turn,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
collective biographies
Biographies
biografi
Named Person: Amos Bronson Alcott; Amos Bronson Alcott; Louisa May Alcott; Louisa May Alcott; Amos Bronson Alcott
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Matteson
ISBN: 9780393059649 0393059642 0393333590 9780393333596
OCLC Number: 122313431
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 2008.
Description: x, 497 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Prologue : Disgrace --
ch. 1. Beginnings --
ch. 2. A birthday in Germantown --
ch. 3. The temple school --
ch. 4. "Orpheus at the plough" --
ch. 5. The sowing of the seeds --
ch. 6. First fruits --
ch. 7. Lost illusions --
ch. 8. Father and daughter --
ch. 9. Destitution --
ch. 10. Orchard House --
ch. 11. War --
ch. 12. Shadows and sunlight --
ch. 13. Journeys east and west --
ch. 14. Miracles --
ch. 15. "The wise and beautiful truths of the father" --
ch. 16. "Come up with me" --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: John Matteson.
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The beloved author of Little Women was torn between pleasing her idealistic father and planting her feet in the material world.  Read more...

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