Louisa May Alcott

A Personal Biography
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Audio (9.43 hours)
Product Number: Z10005181
Released: Nov 02, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400197903
Narrator/s: Tavia Gilbert
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Apart from her bestselling Home Before Dark, a biography of her father, John Cheever, and My Name Is Bill, her penetrating portrait of the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, Susan Cheever's most recent and major success, American Bloomsbury, was a hugely popular nonfiction narrative of the writers and artists (including Emerson, Thoreau, and the Alcott family) of Concord, Massachusetts. With more than 35,000 copies of the book sold since, Cheever has focused on the legendary and much-loved Louisa May Alcott. Every year, new young readers continue to fall in love with Alcott's work, from Little Women to her feminist papers. Based on extensive research and access to Alcott's journals and correspondence, Cheever chronicles all aspects of Alcott's life, beginning with the fateful meeting of her parents to her death, just two days after that of her dynamic and domineering father, Bronson. Cheever examines Alcott's role as a woman, a working writer, and a daughter at a time when Alcott's rejection of marriage in favor of independence-a decision to be no man's "little woman"-was seen as defying conventional wisdom.

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Author(s): Susan Cheever
Original Publish Date: Nov 02, 2010

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Author(s): Susan Cheever
Product Number EB00578527
Released: Sep 29, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781416570240

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