Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

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W. W. Norton & Company, 13 août 2010 - 512 pages
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"An amazing story [told] with clarity and intelligence ... colorful and insightful."—Martin Rubin, Los Angeles Times

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography 

Louisa May Alcott is known universally. Yet during Louisa's youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson—an eminent teacher and a friend of Emerson and Thoreau. He desired perfection, for the world and from his family. Louisa challenged him with her mercurial moods and yearnings for money and fame. The other prize she deeply coveted—her father's understanding—seemed hardest to win. This story of Bronson and Louisa's tense yet loving relationship adds dimensions to Louisa's life, her work, and the relationships of fathers and daughters.

  

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An excellently researched double-biography. - Goodreads
Heart felt- empathic, and well researched. - Goodreads
A full bodies, well researched biography. - Goodreads
If given for the writing, I don't think so. - Goodreads

Review: Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

Avis d'utilisateur  - Regina Mastrogiacomo - Goodreads

A wonderful biography about Louisa Alcott and her family. All I can say is what a life Alcott had, it is like a roller coaster. A very open minded family, but quite eccentric. The author tells how ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

Avis d'utilisateur  - Melina Maresca - Goodreads

Loved this book. Very detailed portrayal of Louisa May and her eccentric father. But I am a sucker for biographies about women who find success against the odds. Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Beginnings
13
A Birthday in Germantown
39
chapter three
55
Orpheus at the Plough
86
The Sowing of the Seeds
116
chapter
134
Lost Illusions
150
Father and Daughter
165
chapter eleven
260
chapter twelve
285
chapter thirteen
308
chapter fourteen
334
chapter fifteen
355
chapter sixteen
400
Notes
429
Bibliography
465

Destitution
196
chapter
233

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À propos de l'auteur (2010)

John Matteson holds doctoral degrees from Harvard and Columbia Universities. He was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for Eden's Outcasts and is the author of The Lives of Margaret Fuller. He is a distinguished professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, where he lives.

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