Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind "Little Women" - Harriet Reisen

It’s easy to equate Louisa May Alcott with her literary alter ego Jo March, the feisty, dark-haired bookworm of Little Women. But as Harriet Reisen vigorously shows in Louisa May Alcott (Holt, $26), the real Louisa was far more intriguing. Reisen introduces us to the woman who churned out thrillers and pulp fiction, and who penned a romance about hashish the same year she published Little Women. Jo March eventually married, but the fiercely independent Alcott, who supported herself and her family with her writing, preferred to be a free spinster and to paddle her own canoe. This is a compelling biography.

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ISBN: 9780312658878
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Published: Picador - October 26th, 2010

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