Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters, and Journals (Paperback)
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An intimate portrait of one of America's most beloved writers is revealed in this 1889 work from editor Ednah Dow Cheney. Originally published just a year after Louisa May Alcott's death at the age of 55, this unparalleled collection of Alcott's surviving personal letters and journal entries and the additional biographical commentary from family friend Cheney serve to paint a picture of Alcott's "true and frank nature" and "how faithfully and fully she performed whatever duties circumstances laid upon her." This important work gives the reader insight into Alcott's life, and portrays how her experiences informed her timeless and much-loved classics.
About the Author
Ednah Dow Cheney (1824-1904), who edited and annotated "Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters, and Journals," was a writer, reformer, philanthropist, abolitionist and champion of women's rights. She helped recruit Boston teachers for freedmen's schools in the South after the Civil War, was vice president of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association, was vice president of the New England's Women's Club, and was secretary of the New England Hospital for Women and Children. Cheney lectured widely, including at the Concord School of Philosophy on the history of art.