Publisher description for The portable Louisa May Alcott / edited with an introduction by Elizabeth Lennox Keyser.


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Although the publication of Little Women in 1868 earned Louisa May Alcott tremendous popularity, for a long time she was thought of as a writer of children's stories and considered—at best—a minor figure in the American literary canon. Now, at the end of the twentieth century, Alcott's vast body of work is being celebrated alongside the greatest American writers, and this collection shows why. The Portable Louisa May Alcott samples the entire spectrum of Alcott's work: her novels, novellas, children's stories, sensationalist fiction, gothic tales, essays, letters, and journals. Presenting her more daring works, such as Moods and Behind a Mask (both reprinted in their entirety), alongside the familiar heroines of Little Women, this singular collection offers readers a rich and wide-ranging portrait of this talented, prolific, and influential writer.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
New England -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Alcott, Louisa May, -- 1832-1888 -- Correspondence.
Alcott, Louisa May, -- 1832-1888 -- Diaries.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Correspondence.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Diaries.
New England -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.