Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

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PBS and HBO documentary scriptwriter Harriet Reisen reveals the extraordinary woman behind the beloved American classic as never before. Louisa May Alcott is the perfect gift for fans of Little Women and of Greta Gerwig's adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, and Saoirse Ronan.

“At last, Louisa May Alcott has the biography that admirers of Little Women might have hoped for.” —The Wall Street Journal's 10 Best Books of the Year

A fresh, modern take on the remarkable Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Reisen's vivid biography explores the author's life in the context of her works, many of which are to some extent autobiographical. Although Alcott secretly wrote pulp fiction, harbored radical abolitionist views, and served as a Civil War nurse, her novels went on to sell more copies than those of Herman Melville and Henry James.

Stories and details culled from Alcott's journals, together with revealing letters to family, friends, and publishers, plus recollections of her famous contemporaries, provide the basis for this lively account of the author's classic rags-to-riches tale.
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About the author

Harriet Reisen, author of Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women, has written dramatic and historical scripts for PBS and HBO, including an award-winning PBS documentary of the same name. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son.
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Publisher
Henry Holt and Company
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Published on
Oct 27, 2009
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781429928816
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Biography & Autobiography / Women
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This content is DRM protected.
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