10cf746e54 She taught him to write letters.) As an adult she would know the orator Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Editor of The Liberator, the fiery antislavery newspaper; Mrs. ISBN0-14-039069-3. Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women Library Project Workshop in Boston March 4 Thirty librarians and thirty scholars representing the grant-winning libraries will meet at the Omni Parker House. Library of Congress.For generations of Americans, Louisa May Alcott has been revered as the author of Little Women (1868), the semi-autobiographical novel about four sisters living in Concord, Massachusetts, while their father served in the Civil War. Many nurses served longer and under more trying conditions than Alcott, and after the war some of them produced more substantial memoirs. But whereas Jo marries at the end of the story, Alcott remained single throughout her life. The centerpiece of her memoir is a passage describing the sufferings of John Suhre, a Virginia blacksmith with an iron constitution and a bullet wound through his lungs. In 1868, her publisher asked her to write a book for "little girls." In the space of a few weeks, she produced what would become her most famous work, Little Women, a story of three girls growing up in New England. Alcott later wrote about the experience in Transcendental Wild Oats, a satire originally published in a New York newspaper in 1873.After seven months, the commune failed; in December, 1843, the Alcotts moved to rented rooms and then back to Hosmer Cottage. School and Library Subscribers JOIN LOGIN Activate Your Free Trial! stories quizzes galleries lists Louisa May Alcott Article Additional Information Publications External Links American author Written by: The Editors of Encyclopdia Britannica Share: Read View All Media (5) View History Edit Feedback Louisa May AlcottAmerican author bornNovember 29, 1832Germantown, PennsylvaniadiedMarch 6, 1888Boston, Massachusetts Louisa May Alcott, (born Nov.
To Alcott’s surprise, the sketches proved to be extraordinarily popular, and were quickly reprinted in newspapers across the North. Lee's entire army massed behind Clark's Mountain to attack the Union Army of Virginia, a daring Yankee spy swam the Rapidan River to warn Maj. Louisa May: A Modern Biography of Louisa May Alcott. The Gothic tales and thrillers that Alcott published pseudonymously between 1863 and 1869 were collected and republished as Behind a Mask (1975) and Plots and Counterplots (1976), and an unpublished Gothic novel written in 1866, A Long Fatal Love Chase, was published in 1995. Alcotts parents were New Englanders who were part of the mid-19th century social reform movement, supporting the abolition of slavery—even acting as station-masters on the Underground Railroad—and active in the temperance and womens rights movements. She cast herself as a kind of Dickensian character—Nurse Tribulation Periwinkle—and alternated grim accounts of suffering soldiers with descriptions of her own travels, sketches of wartime Washington and self-deprecating accounts of her encounters with staff and patients. Alcott died on March 6, 1888, and is buried in Concords Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, the final resting place of several American literary icons including Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau. But the war’s scale and the extent of its casualties were still sinking in with the public when Alcott’s Hospital Sketches first appeared. She taught briefly, worked as a domestic, and finally began to write.Alcott produced potboilers at first and many of her storiesnotably those signed A.M.