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Chapter 5: Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

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Primary Works

Hospital Sketches, 1863; Moods, 1864 (rev. 1882); Little Women 1868-69; Little Men, 1871; Work: A Story of Experience, 1873; Transcendental Wild Oats, 1873; Eight Cousins,1874; Rose in Bloom, 1876; A Modern Mephistopheles, 1877; Jo's Boys, 1866; The Selected Letters, 1987; The Journals, 1989.

The Early Stories of Louisa May Alcott, 1852-1860. Elbert, Monika (introd.) NY: Ironweed, 2000.

The Uncollected Works of Louisa May Alcott, I: Short Stories. Elbert, Monika (introd.) NY: Ironweed, 2001.

Little Women Abroad: The Alcott Sisters' Letters from Europe, 1870-1871. Shealy, Daniel (ed.) Athens: U of Georgia P, 2008.

ected Bibliography 1980-1999

Bedell, Madelon. The Alcotts: Biography of a Family. 1980

Cheney, Ednah. ed. Louisa May Alcott, her life, letters, and journals. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1889. PS1018 .A3

Delamar, Gloria T. Louisa May Alcott and "Little Women": Biography, Critique, Publications, Poems, Songs, and Contemporary Relevance. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1990.

Elbert, Sarah. A hunger for home: Louisa May Alcott's place in American culture. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1987. PS1018 .E4

- - -. ed. Louisa May Alcott on Race, Sex, and Slavery. Boston: Northeastern UP, 1997.

Keyser, Elizabeth L. Whispers in the Dark: The Fiction of Louisa May Alcott. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1995.

MacDonald, Ruth K. Louisa May Alcott. Boston: Twayne, 1983. PS1018 .M28

Marsella, Joy A. The Promise of Destiny: Children and Women in the Short Stories of Louisa May Alcott. 1983.

Payne, Alma J. Louisa May Alcott, a reference guide. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1980. Z8024.8 .P39

Shealy, Daniel. ed. Alcott in Her Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of Her Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2005.

Showalter, Elaine. Alternative Alcott. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1988.

Stern, Madeleine B. Critical essays on Louisa May Alcott. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984. PS1018 .C7

---, Joel Myerson, and Daniel Shealy. eds. The Double Life: Newly Discovered Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott. Boston: Little Brown, 1988.

---. Freaks of Genius: Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott. NY: Greenwood, 1991.

- - -. ed. Louisa May Alcott Unmasked: Collected Thrillers. Boston: Northeastern UP, 1995.

- - -. ed. The Feminist Alcott: Stories of a Woman's Power. Boston: Northeastern UP, 1996.

- - -. Louisa May Alcott: From Blood and Thunder to Hearth and Home. Boston: Northeastern UP, 1998.

Strickland, Charles. Victorian Domesticity: Families in the Life and Art of Louisa May Alcott. 1985.

| Top | Selected Bibliography 2000-Present

Abate, Michelle A. Tomboys: A Literary and Cultural History. Philadelphia, PA: Temple UP, 2008.

Subjects: tomboy; darkness; film; American literature

Boyd, Anne E. Writing for Immortality: Women and the Emergence of High Literary Culture in America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2004.

Cheever, Susan. Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography. NY: Simon & Schuster, 2010.

Doyle, Christine. Louisa May Alcott and Charlotte Brontë: Transatlantic Translations. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2000.

Elbert, Sarah. The American Prejudice against Color. Boston: Northeastern UP, 2003.

Eiselein, Gregory. ed. The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2001.

Francis, Richard. Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 2010.

Golden, Catherine J. Images of the Woman Reader in Victorian British and American Fiction. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2003.

Maibor, Carolyn R. Labor Pains: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott on Work and the Woman Question. NY: Routledge, 2004.

Matteson, John. Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father. NY: Norton, 2007.

Shealy, Daniel. ed. Alcott in Her Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of Her Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2005.

Showalter, Elaine. ed. Little Women; Little Men; Jo's Boys. NY: Library of America, 2005.

- - -. ed. The Vintage Book of American Women Writers. NY: Vintage, 2011.

Trites, Roberta S. Twain, Alcott, and the Birth of the Adolescent Reform Novel. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2007.

Vásquez, Mark G. "Self-Sacrifice and Sympathy: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, and the Limits of Domesticity. " in Authority and Reform: Religious and Educational Discourses in Nineteenth-Century New England Literature. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2003.

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