A Story of Experience

Book - 1994
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A story about a nineteenth-century woman's search for a meaningful life through work outside the family sphere, Work is at once Alcott's exploration of her personal challenges and a social critique of America.

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Publisher: New-York ; London : Penguin books, 1994
ISBN: 9780140390919
Branch Call Number: FICTION Alc
Description: xxxiv, 344 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Kasson, Joy S.


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Jul 02, 2018

I loved this book. LMA is, of course, the quintessential 19th century author about girls and women in fiction. She based much of what she wrote on her own experiences in life; people are usually stunned to learn how many different jobs she held while writing her books and stories and taking care of her sickly family. One must slow down to appreciate her writing.. If one is interested in realistic portrayals of women's lives at the time Alcott lived, one can learn a great deal. I did, and am grateful for it.


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