By Daniel Shealy

By 1888, two decades after the booklet of Little Women, Louisa may well Alcott (1832-1888) used to be the most well known and profitable authors the US had but produced. In her pre-Little Women days, she concocted blood-and-thunder stories for low wages; post-Little Women, she really expert in household novels and brief tales for kids. accumulated the following for the 1st time are the recollections of people that knew her, the vast majority of that have now not been released for the reason that their unique visual appeal within the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Many of the broadcast reminiscences during this ebook seemed after Alcott turned recognized and exhibit her as a literary lion, yet others specialise in her teenager years, while she used to be dwelling the lifetime of Jo March; those intimate glimpses into the lifetime of the Alcott relatives lead the reader to at least one end: the relations was once satisfied, enjoyable, and exciting, a great deal just like the fictional Marches. The memories approximately an older and wealthier Alcott exhibit a sort and beneficiant, albeit outspoken, girl little replaced by means of her cash and status.

From Annie Sawyer Downs’s description of lifestyles in harmony to Anna Alcott Pratt’s memories of the Alcott sisters’ appearing days to Julian Hawthorne’s neighborly portrait of the Alcotts, the thirty-six memories during this copiously illustrated quantity inform the personal and public tale of a impressive life.

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