The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia

Author: Gregory Eiselein,Anne K. Phillips

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313308963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 418

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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: 6087

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

Louisa May Alcott

The Woman Behind Little Women

Author: Harriet Reisen

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781429928816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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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

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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

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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.

Louisa May Alcott on Race, Sex, and Slavery

Author: Louisa May Alcott,Sarah Elbert

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555533076

Category: Fiction

Page: 101

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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

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

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: 4527

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.

Der Kuss vor dem Tode

Author: Ira Levin

Publisher: Psychothriller GmbH E-Book

ISBN: 3942261332

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5018

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

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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.

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: 3089

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.

The Carlyle Encyclopedia

Author: Mark Cumming

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838637920

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 521

View: 6548

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.

Nursing Leadership

A Concise Encyclopedia

Author: Harriet R. Feldman

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company


Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 8532

" 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: 8577

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.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 9: Literature

Author: M. Thomas Inge

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616645

Category: Reference

Page: 536

View: 4935

Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.

Prospects for the study of American literature (2)

Author: Richard Kopley,Barbara Cantalupo

Publisher: Ams Pr Inc

ISBN: 9780404615987

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 355

View: 5292

What can there possibly be left to say about . . .? This common litany, resonant both in and outside of academia, reflects a growing sense that the number of subjects and authors appropriate for literary study is rapidly becoming exhausted. Take heart, admonishes Richard Kopley in this dynamic new anthology--for this is decidedly not the case. While generations of literary study have unquestionably covered much ground in analyzing canonical writers, many aspects of even the most well-known authors--both their lives and their work-- remain underexamined. Among the authors discussed are T. S. Eliot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Faulkner, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Walt Whitman, Ernest Hemingway, Richard Wright, Edith Wharton, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Zora Neale Hurston, Henry James, Willa Cather, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, and Mark Twain.

Twain, Alcott, and the birth of the adolescent reform novel

Author: Roberta Seelinger Trites

Publisher: University Of Iowa Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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Trites argues that Twain and Alcott wrote on similar topics because they were so deeply affected by the Civil War, by cataclysmic emotional and financial losses in their families, by their cultural immersion in the tenets of Protestant philosophy, and by sexual tensions that may have stimulated their interest in writing for adolescents, Trites demonstrates how the authors participated in a cultural dynamic that marked the changing nature of adolescence in America, provoking a literary sentiment that continues to inform young adult literature. Both intuited that the transitory nature of adolescence makes it ripe for expression about human potential for change and reform.

Zehn Geschichten übers Rauchen

Author: Stuart Evers

Publisher: Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt

ISBN: 3627021770

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2756

Zehn Geschichten, die sich entzünden, glühen und noch lange im Raum schweben, Geschichten, die Momente der Klarheit im tiefsten Nebel suchen, die von Einsamkeit handeln, von Schuld und Verführung, von der Stille, die das Klicken eines Feuerzeugs zerbricht, von schlaflosen Nächten, die von glimmender Asche durchglüht sind, von der Suche nach einem unbekannten Halbbruder, einem ungewöhnlichen Junggesellenabschied, einem wahllos weg geschnipsten Streichholz mit unabsehbaren Folgen, einer unglücklichen Familienzusammenkunft und einer letzten Zigarette.

American Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change

An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change

Author: James Ciment,John Radzilowski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317477162

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1272

View: 6413

Thoroughly revised and expanded, this is the definitive reference on American immigration from both historic and contemporary perspectives. It traces the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest settlements to the present, providing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of this critically important subject. Every major immigrant group and every era in U.S. history are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors. Hot-topic issues and controversies - from Amnesty to the U.S.-Mexican Border - are covered in-depth. Archival and contemporary photographs and illustrations further illuminate the information provided. And dozens of charts and tables provide valuable statistics and comparative data, both historic and current. A special feature of this edition is the inclusion of more than 80 full-text primary documents from 1787 to 2013 - laws and treaties, referenda, Supreme Court cases, historical articles, and letters.


Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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