The one thing missing is "Hospital Sketches", but her journal from her experiences as a Civil War nurse tell some of the same stories. I was especially impressed by the inclusion of some of her journal entries and letters.
The reader sees her struggling to find success as an author, support her family, and in some ways getting both of those in the end. Much of her work is semi-autobiographical, and the inclusion of the journals and letters strengthens the links the reader can see between her various characters and plots to actual people and events in her life.
Her work reflects the social movements of her time and the acute social awareness that came with living around one of the major eras of change in the United States. Her writing for children brought her fame, her pot-boiler horror stories brought her money, and through out her work collected in this volume, a reader sees her trying to negotiate her ambitions, successes, failures, and her emergence as a giant of American literature. In addition to being of literary importance, Louisa May Alcott's work is as engaging and interesting.
It's good to see the side of her that's not the March sisters, because her writing career was much more extensive and varied than one would think. Aug 12, Ethan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Who knew LMA kicked so much ass?! Never read Little Women, and pretty much hated every adapted version I've ever seen, but her short stories are fantastic! Sep 07, Leslie rated it liked it Shelves: Well, who knew Louisa May had such a dark side?
I guess I knew she had written some sort of gothic tales to pay the bills, but whoa Nelly! Jun 15, Rebekah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Very original plot lines and and incredible use of the English language. Classic Louisa May Alcott. Jul 01, Shannon rated it really liked it.
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