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Alternative Alcott

American Women Writers S.

By (author) Louisa May Alcott
Volume editor Elaine Showalter
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Published: 15th Mar 1988
Dimensions: w 150mm h 230mm
Weight: 739g
ISBN-10: 0813512719
ISBN-13: 9780813512716
Barcode No: 9780813512716
Synopsis
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.

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