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

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Funny and fascinating even if, like me, you don't care much for Little Women and have barely heard of Bronson Alcott. Consulter l'avis complet

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

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The writer of Little Women, Louse May Alcott, was part of a group of writers living in Concord, Massachusetts around the time of the United States' Civil War, Other writes included her father, Thoreau ... Consulter l'avis complet

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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 was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for Eden’s Outcasts and is also the author of The Lives of Margaret Fuller, which received the Ann M. Sperber Prize for Best Biography of a Journalist. He has been a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society and of the Leon Levy Center for Biography. He received the Distinguished Faculty Award of the John Jay College Alumni Association and the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Achievement from the Columbia University School of Arts and Sciences. Distinguished Professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, he lives in the Bronx.

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