Monday, November 9, 2009
by Susan Cheever
Offers a revealing look at the tumultuous, often scandalous lives of five of the greatest authors in nineteenth-century American literature.
Behind a Mask: The Unknown Thrillers Of Louisa May Alcott
by Louisa May Alcott
Introduces four stories by Louisa May Alcott about betrayal, seduction, and murder and includes "Behind a Mask," "Pauline's Passion and Punishment," "The Mysterious Key and What it Opened," and "The Abbot's Ghost."
Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father
by John Matteson
Examines Louisa May Alcott's turbulent relationship with her father, Bronson, and explores how that relationship influenced Alcott's writings and beliefs.
The Glory Cloak: A Novel of Louisa May Alcott and Clara Barton
by Patricia O'Brien
Presents an historical fiction about the relationship between Louisa May Alcott and Clara Barton and relates how the two women meet and work together in the Union hospital in Washington DC and their friendship amidst the horrors of the Civil War.
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women
by Harriet Reisen
Chronicles the life of Louisa May Alcott, discussing her childhood, the impact her father's self-indulgent utopian plans had on her life, the family's financial troubles and frequent moves, her schooling, her years as a nurse during the Civil War, her writing achievements, the health problems that plagued her, and other related topics.