Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2007 - 497 頁
The beloved author of "Little Women" was torn between pleasing her idealistic father and planting her feet in the material world. Louisa May Alcott's name is known universally. Yet, during her youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson--an eminent teacher, lecturer, and admired friend of Emerson and Thoreau. Willful and exuberant, Louisa flew in the face of all her father's intricate theories of child rearing. She, in turn, could not understand the frugal life Bronson preached, one that reached its epitome in the failed utopian community of Fruitlands. In a family that insisted on self-denial and spiritual striving, Louisa dreamed of wealth and fame. At the same time, like most daughters, she wanted her father's approval. As her father struggled to recover from a breakdown and slowly resurrect his career, Louisa learned to support her family, teaching if she must, but finally finding her vocation in writing. This story of their tense yet loving relationship adds dimensions to Louisa's life, her work, and the relationships of fathers and daughters. 26 illustrations.
 

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用戶評語  - fromthecomfychair - LibraryThing

A very special book. So informative and well-written. I can see why it won the Pulitzer. I'm a native of eastern Massachusetts, and I love reading about Transcendentalists, specially because I can ... 閱讀評論全文

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用戶評語  - christinejoseph - LibraryThing

@ Louisa + Bronson Alcott Pulitzer Prize - Winner Louisa May Alcott is known universally. Yet during Louisa's youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson, an eminent teacher and a friend of ... 閱讀評論全文

內容

Disgrace
3
Beginnings
13
A Birthday in Germantown
39
The Temple School
55
Orpheus at the Plough
86
The Sowing of the Seeds
116
First Fruits
134
Lost Illusions
150
War
260
Shadows and Sunlight
285
Journeys East and West
308
Miracles
334
The Wise and Beautiful Truths of the Father
355
Come Up with Me
400
Notes
429
Bibliography
465

Father and Daughter
165
Destitution
196
Orchard House
233

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John Matteson received the Pulitzer Prize for Biography for Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father and the Ann M. Sperber Prize for The Lives of Margaret Fuller. A Distinguished Professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the editor of The Annotated Little Women, he resides in the Bronx.

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