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Reading and Discussion questions on Work: A Story of Experience
Louisa May Alcott: Bibliography of Secondary Sources
Edna Dow Cheney's Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters, and Journals (1889) at Google Books. At Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38049/38049-h/38049-h.htm.
What did Alcott read? (from above): "Never a student, but a great reader. R. W. E. gave me Goethe's works at fifteen, and they have been my delight ever since. My library consists of Goethe, Emerson, Shakespeare, Carlyle, Margaret Fuller, and George Sand. George Eliot I don't care for, nor any of the modern poets but Whittier; the old ones–Herbert, Crashaw, Keats, Coleridge, Dante, and a few others–I like."
Biographical sketch by Cynthia Butos at the Heath Anthology site.
Sketch from Deborah Durbin at the University of Virginia
The Alcotts From PBS's I Hear America Singing site.
Orchard House. Includes a color picture of the Alcotts' house and information about tours.
Links to Alcott sites. This page at Kim Wells's Domestic Goddesses website includes annotations and pictures as well as links.
A teacher resource file on Louisa May Alcott from James Madison University.
Links to teaching resources at WebEnglishTeacher
Recollections of Louisa May Alcott, John Greenleaf Whittier, and Robert Browning includes engravings of Orchard House, Louisa May Alcott's cottage at Nonquitt, and her town house at 10 Louisburg Square, Boston as well as the satiric "A Wail Uttered in the Woman's Club" (p. 24)
From James Russell Lowell's A Fable for Critics (1848):
"While he talks he is great, but goes out like a taper
If you shut him up closely with pen, ink, and paper."
|Works Available Online
Waldo Emerson: An Estimate of his Character and Genius: in Prose and Verse
Harding Davis's memories of meeting Hawthorne, Bronson Alcott, and
Louisa May Alcott from her 1904 memoir Bits of Gossip. From the
19th-century American women writers site.
and Canzonets (1882; HTML and SGML at Michigan; note--this link doesn't work since Michigan has changed its site again),
of Mr. Alcott's School, Exemplifying the Principles and Methods of Moral
Culture (3rd ed., revised; 1874) by Elizabeth Peabody. Page images
at the Making of America site.
Louisa May Alcott
Cousins (HTML at Bibliomania)
Men (HTML at Celebration of Women Writers)
Knight" by Friedrich de La Motte Fouque (mentioned in Jo's Boys)
Mysterious Key, and What it Opened (HTML at Celebration of Women
in Bloom (HTML at Celebration of Women Writers)
a Mask: or, A Woman's Power. Full text at the University of Virginia.
Brothers." Atlantic Monthly (November 1863)
Debut." Atlantic Monthly (August 1863)
Modern Cinderella" (1860)
Sketches. The complete text from A Celebration of Woman
Women (1868-9) Hypermedia edition at the University of Virginia's
Crossroads site (1995).
and Self-Love." Atlantic Monthly (March 1869)
Mysterious Key, and What it Opened (from A Celebration
of Woman Writers)
Stockings" from the University of Virginia's E-text Center
Old-Fashioned Girl (1870) at the Celebration of Women Writers page.
Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving" from Eldritch Press.
Alcott Collection at the Clifton Waller Barrett