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The Resource Eden's outcasts : the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father, John Matteson

Eden's outcasts : the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father, John Matteson

Label
Eden's outcasts : the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father
Title
Eden's outcasts
Title remainder
the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father
Statement of responsibility
John Matteson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The beloved author of Little Women was torn between pleasing her idealistic father and planting her feet in the material world. Now, Louisa May Alcott's name is known universally; yet, during her youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson--an eminent teacher, lecturer, and friend of Emerson and Thoreau. Willful and exuberant, Louisa flew in the face of all her father's theories of child rearing. She, in turn, could not understand the frugal life Bronson preached, which 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. This story of their tense yet loving relationship adds dimensions to Louisa's life, her work, and the relationships of fathers and daughters.--From publisher description
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize winner, Biography, 2008.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matteson, John
Dewey number
818/.403
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alcott, Louisa May
  • Alcott, Amos Bronson
  • Authors, American
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Whitman College
  • Pulitzer Prizes
Label
Eden's outcasts : the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father, John Matteson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0714/2007013707.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-470) and index
Contents
  • Father and daughter
  • Destitution
  • Orchard House
  • War
  • Shadows and sunlight
  • Journeys east and west
  • Miracles
  • Wise and beautiful truths of the father"
  • "Come up with me" --
  • Prologue : Disgrace
  • Beginnings
  • A birthday in Germantown
  • Temple school
  • "Orpheus at the plough"
  • Sowing of the seeds
  • First fruits
  • Lost illusions
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 497 p.
Isbn
9780393059649
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007013707
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • ocn122313431
  • 437903
  • (OCoLC)122313431
Label
Eden's outcasts : the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father, John Matteson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0714/2007013707.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-470) and index
Contents
  • Father and daughter
  • Destitution
  • Orchard House
  • War
  • Shadows and sunlight
  • Journeys east and west
  • Miracles
  • Wise and beautiful truths of the father"
  • "Come up with me" --
  • Prologue : Disgrace
  • Beginnings
  • A birthday in Germantown
  • Temple school
  • "Orpheus at the plough"
  • Sowing of the seeds
  • First fruits
  • Lost illusions
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 497 p.
Isbn
9780393059649
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007013707
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • ocn122313431
  • 437903
  • (OCoLC)122313431

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