The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia

Author: Gregory Eiselein,Anne K. Phillips

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313308963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 418

View: 4125

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) is arguably the most widely read 19th-century American author. She has long been a staple of children's literature courses, and her works now also receive significant attention in American studies and women's studies classes. This reference collects in a comprehensive and reliable single volume the most important facts about Alcott's life and works. It surveys the basic biographical details of her family and personal life; it supplies essential information on her historical and cultural contexts, including her place in the 19th-century publishing milieu, various reform movements, and major historical events, such as the Civil War; and it treats her writings, both the adult and children's works, in an accurate, informative, and accessible manner.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195156536

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 2272

View: 1053

Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.

Louisa May Alcott on Race, Sex, and Slavery

Author: Louisa May Alcott,Sarah Elbert

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555533076

Category: Fiction

Page: 101

View: 5696

The passionate supporter of abolition and women's rights speaks out on the most controversial issues of the day.

Little Women, Or, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393976144

Category: Fiction

Page: 665

View: 2700

Louisa May Alcott's chronicle of the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters is accompanied by textual variants and detailed explanatory annotations.

Louisa May Alcott

The Woman Behind Little Women

Author: Harriet Reisen

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781429928816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 3414

In 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. In Louisa May Alcott, the extraordinary woman behind the beloved American classic Little Women is revealed as never before.

Louisa May Alcott: Work, Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom, Stories & Other Writings

(Library of America #256)

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1598533584

Category: Fiction

Page: 900

View: 3158

Pioneering feminist novels and rare stories from the author of Little Women: After the success of her beloved masterpiece Little Women, Louisa May Alcott brought her genius for characterization and eye for detail to a series of revolutionary novels and stories that are remarkable in their forthright assertion of women’s rights. This second volume of The Library of America’s Alcott edition gathers these works for the first time, revealing a fascinating and inspiring dimension of a classic American writer. The first of a trio of novels written over a fruitful three-year period, Work: A Story of Experience (1873) has been called the adult Little Women. It follows the semi-autobiographical story of an orphan named Christie Devon, who, having turned twenty-one, announces “a new Declaration of Independence” and leaves her uncle’s house in order to pursue economic self-sufficiency and to find fulfillment in her profession. Against the backdrop of the Civil War years, Christie works as a servant, actress, governess, companion, seamstress, and army nurse—all jobs that Alcott knew from personal experience—exposing the often insidious ways in which the employments conventionally available to women constrain their selfdetermination. Alcott’s most overtly feminist novel, Work breaks new ground in the literary representation of women, as its heroine pushes at the boundaries of nineteenth-century expectations and assumptions. Eight Cousins (1875) concerns the education of Rose Campbell, another orphan who, in her delicate nature and frail health, seems to embody many of the stereotypes of girlhood that shaped Alcott’s world. But with the benefit of an unorthodox, progressive education (one informed by the theories of Alcott’s transcendentalist father Bronson Alcott) and the good and bad examples of her many crisply drawn relations— especially her seven boy cousins—Rose regains her health and envisions a career both as a wife and mother and as a philanthropist. Further advancing Alcott’s passionate advocacy of women’s rights, Rose insists that she will manage her own fortune rather than find a husband to do it for her. This Library of America edition includes several noteworthy features. All three novels are presented with beautifully restored line art from the original editions and are supplemented by seven hard-to-find stories and public letters (two restored to print for the first time in more than a century), an authoritative chronology of Alcott’s life, and notes identifying her allusions, quotations, and the autobiographical episodes in her fiction.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

4 Volume Set

Author: Bonnie G. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195148908

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 2752

View: 4505

The Encyclopedia of Women in World History captures the experiences of women throughout world history in a comprehensive, 4-volume work. Although there has been extensive research on women in history by region, no text or reference work has comprehensively covered the role women have played throughout world history.The past thirty years have seen an explosion of research and effort to present the experiences and contributions of women not only in the Western world but across the globe. Historians have investigated womens daily lives in virtually every region and have researched the leadership roles women have filled across time and region. They have found and demonstrated that there is virtually no historical, social, or demographic change in which women have not been involved and by which their lives have not been affected. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History benefits greatly from these efforts and experiences, and illuminates how women worldwide have influenced and been influenced by these historical, social, and demographic changes.The Encyclopedia contains over 1,250 signed articles arranged in an A-Z format for ease of use. The entries cover six main areas: biographies; geography and history; comparative culture and society, including adoption, abortion, performing arts; organizations and movements, such as the Egyptian Uprising, and the Paris Commune; womens and gender studies; and topics in world history that include slave trade, globalization, and disease. With its rich and insightful entries by leading scholars and experts, this reference work is sure to be a valued, go-to resource for scholars, college and high school students, and general readers alike.

Der Kuss vor dem Tode

Author: Ira Levin

Publisher: Psychothriller GmbH E-Book

ISBN: 3942261332

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5927

Seit dem vermeintlichen Selbstmord ihrer Schwester Dorothy will Ellen Kingship nur noch eines: das Geheimnis ihres Todes lüften. Und bald schon kommt sie zu der Gewissheit, dass Dorothy ermordet worden ist. Die Suche nach dem Täter führt Ellen zu zwei Männern, beide sprechen von Liebe. Und dennoch ist Ellen überzeugt – einer von beiden muss der Mörder ihrer Schwester sein! – Von Ira Levin, dem Autor von "Rosemarys Baby". Das Originalbuch zum Film mit Matt Dillon, Sean Young und Max von Sydow.

Vorträge über Kunst

Author: John Ruskin

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3867414610


Page: 250

View: 2887

John Ruskin, Grossbritanniens wohl einflussreichster Kunstkritiker des 19. Jahrhunderts, ver ffentlichte zwei Jahre vor seinem Tod im Jahr 1888 eine Reihe von Vorlesungen ber Kunst. Die "Vortr ge ber Kunst" waren im Zeitraum der Jahre 1870 bis 1875 im Zusammenhang mit Ruskins T tigkeit als Professor an der Universit t Oxford entstanden und besch ftigen sich u. a. mit den Themen "Licht," "Farbe," "Kunst und Moral." Ruskins Werk ist allgemeinhin f r seine Sprachgewandtheit bekannt, die Lekt re der Vorlesungen ist deshalb nicht nur f r den rein wissenschaftlichen Gebrauch hochinteressant. Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1901.

American Bloomsbury

Ein Leben zwischen Liebe, Inspiration und Natursehnsucht. Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller und Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author: Susan Cheever

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458752269

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 287

View: 1806

Concord in Neuengland, Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts: ein Eldorado für Freidenker. Schriftsteller um Henry David Thoreau schreiben dort ihre wichtigsten Werke und revolutionieren neben der amerikanischen Literatur auch den amerikanischen Lebensstil: ungezwungen, kreativ und naturverbunden. Durch ein Erbe frühzeitig an Geld gelangt, lädt Ralph Waldo Emerson von ihm bewunderte Schriftsteller nach Concord. Was hier entsteht, wird nicht nur die Bewohner der Kleinstadt, sondern die Geschichte der amerikanischen Kultur in Aufruhr bringen. Die Transzendentalisten, wie die Gruppierung um Henry David Thoreau genannt wird, brechen mit allen Anstandsregeln: Nathaniel Hawthorne und Ralph Waldo Emerson verlieben sich gleichzeitig in die exzentrische Margaret Fuller, Louisa May Alcott schwärmt für ihren viel älteren Lehrer Thoreau, sie diskutieren, lesen sich gegenseitig Manuskripte vor, ernähren sich vegetarisch, ersinnen feministische Ideen und unternehmen Streifzüge durch die Wälder Neuenglands. American Bloomsbury ist das faszinierende Zeugnis dieser amourösen und intellektuellen Begegnungen. Es ist die Geschichte von Idealisten, die ihrer Zeit weit voraus waren.

Literature and Humanitarian Reform in the Civil War Era

Author: Gregory Eiselein

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 215

View: 8506

A literary and cultural examination of philanthropy in the Civil War era. This book points toward a less coercive and more egalitarian humanitarianism. Among the figures discussed are: the anti-philanthropic Henry David Thoreau; John Brown; African American writers Harriet Wilson and Harriet Jacobs; and Walt Whitman and Louisa May Alcott.

Wenn du noch lebst


Author: Mary Higgins Clark

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641159113

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5067

Deine Liebe kann tödlich sein Die Innenarchitektin Lane Harmon, alleinerziehende Mutter der vierjährigen Katie, erhält einen großen neuen Auftrag: Sie soll das Stadthaus der Bennetts neu ausstatten. Diese Familie hat – wie Lane bald herausfindet – eine dunkle Geschichte: Der Senior, Peter, verschwand vor zwei Jahren bei einem Segelausflug spurlos – und nur wenig später kam heraus, dass aus dem von ihm gemanagten Fonds fünf Milliarden Dollar veruntreut wurden. War es Selbstmord? Oder hat er sein Verschwinden inszeniert? Nur seine Familie glaubt fest an seine Unschuld. Und Lane ist zusehends hin- und hergerissen, denn sie hat sich in den attraktiven Sohn des Hauses verliebt. Sie ahnt nicht, wie sehr sie sich und ihre kleine Tochter dadurch in Gefahr bringt ... Deine Liebe kann tödlich sein

Defining Memory

Local Museums and the Construction of History in America's Changing Communities

Author: Amy K. Levin

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759113882

Category: History

Page: 298

View: 520

Defining Memory uses case studies of exhibits from around the country to examine how local museums, defined as museums whose collections are local in scope or whose audiences are primarily local, have both shaped and been shaped by evolving community values and sense of history. Levin and her contributors argue that these small institutions play a key role in defining America's self-identity and should be studied as seriously as more national institutions like the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Blumen für Algernon


Author: Daniel Keyes

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608100776

Category: Fiction

Page: 299

View: 4357

Die spannende und erschütternde Geschichte des geistig zurückgebliebenen Charlie Gordon, der durch eine Operation eine überragende Intelligenz erlangt, gehört zu den erfolgreichsten Klassikern der Science-fiction. Der mehrfach preisgekrönte Roman ist in 27 Sprachen übersetzt, millionenfach verkauft und gelesen und unter dem Titel »Charly« verfilmt. Charlie Gordon, ursprünglich kaum des Lesens mächtig, ist zu Forschungszwecken operiert worden und entwickelt eine überragende Intelligenz; schließlich überflügelt er intellektuell und fachlich sogar die Professoren, die das Experiment leiten. Zu seinen Freunden zählt die Maus Algernon - das erste Lebewesen, das mit derselben Methode erfolgreich behandelt wurde. Mit den überwältigenden Fähigkeiten stellen sich für das Genie Charlie jedoch auch die ersten Probleme ein - in der Bäckerei, in der er früher arbeitete, mit seiner Familie, von der er jetzt entdeckt, daß sie ihn nie akzeptiert hat, und im Umgang mit dem weiblichen Geschlecht, vor dem er unerklärliche Angst hat. Als Charlie auf einem Fachkongreß als Attraktion vorgeführt werden soll, flieht er zusammen mit Algernon. Kurze Zeit später zeigen sich im Verhalten der Maus erste Verfallserscheinungen ... Charlies Aufzeichnungen für das Forscherteam geben dem Leser einen atemberaubenden Einblick in seine geistige Entwicklung und das Drama seiner Existenz. Die seit vielen Jahren nicht mehr lieferbaren früheren deutschsprachigen Ausgaben erschienen unter dem Titel »Charly«.

The Carlyle Encyclopedia

Author: Mark Cumming

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838637920

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 521

View: 814

The Carlyle Encyclopedia is the new standard, single-volume reference work on the lives and writings of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. Written by over fifty contributors from the United States, Scotland, England, Canada, and Germany, it offers detailed accounts of central topics in Carlyle studies and provides bibliographic citations which direct the reader's attention to a wide range of additional sources. The Carlyle Encyclopedia focuses primarily on Thomas Carlyle. It reflects the range of his interests and resists stereotyped impression of who he was and what he believed. It covers Carlyle's entire life, without privileging any particular work or period, and locates Carlyle in his time and place, in the context of a rich and challenging age. The Carlyle Encyclopedia also gives a balanced assessment of Jane Welsh Carlyle, which avoids either belittling her or overestimating her achievement. It avoids the reductive and contradictory stereotypes of her which were offered by early biographers of Thomas Carlyle and offers instead a study of her varied friendships and her trenchant observations on contemporary life. The Carlyle Encyclopedia will interest a variety of readers who concern themselves with literature, social history, the history of ideas, Victorian culture, and Scottish studies.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Author: Bernice E. Cullinan,Diane Goetz Person

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826417787

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 863

View: 4397

Provides articles covering children's literature from around the world as well as biographical and critical reviews of authors including Avi, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Anno Mitsumasa.

Nursing Leadership

A Concise Encyclopedia

Author: Harriet R. Feldman

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company


Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 5671

" Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2008 by Choice! This much-needed, long-awaited collection of essays is critical for every nurse--from novice to expert--in every field of nursing. It highlights the fact that nurses are central and critical in the health care delivery system, and are indeed leaders not only in nursing but in the health system as well. As such, it will be especially valuable for nurses and other health care professionals. Summing Up: Essential. CHOICE This excellent resource contains clear, concise definitions and entries related to the nursing profession?.This is an at your fingertips quick reference book for busy healthcare nurse managers and leaders. --Doody's "

The Encyclopedia of the Novel

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111877907X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1024

View: 4689

Now available in a single volume paperback, this advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, and genre of the novel, in over 140 articles of 500-7,000 words. Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, such as definitions of the novel; book history; and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines. The Encyclopedia is arranged in A-Z format and features entries from an international cast of over 140 scholars, overseen by an advisory board of 37 leading specialists in the field, making this the most authoritative reference resource available on the novel. This essential reference, now available in an easy-to-use, fully indexed single volume paperback, will be a vital addition to the libraries of literature students and scholars everywhere.