Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind
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Works by Louisa May Alcott
Many works by Alcott are available for free online: http://www.classicauthors.net/Alcott/
Behind a Mask: The Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott. Edited by Madeleine B. Stern. New York: William Morrow, 1975.
Eight Cousins. Boston: Little, Brown, 1995.
From Aunt Jo’s Attic: Stories of Intrigue and Suspense. Edited by Madeleine B. Stern and Daniel Shealy. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1993.
Hospital Sketches. Boston: Applewood Books, 1986.
The Inheritance. Boston: Penguin, 1995.
Jack and Jill. Boston: Little, Brown, 1999.
The Journals of Louisa May Alcott. Edited by Joel Myerson and Daniel Shealy. Madeleine Stern, associate editor. Boston: Little, Brown, 1989.
L. M. Alcott: Signature of Reform. Edited by Madeleine Stern. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2002.
The Lost Stories of Louisa May Alcott. Edited by Madeleine Stern and Daniel Shealy. New York: Citadel Press, 1993.
Louisa May Alcott: An Intimate Anthology: New York Public Library collectors’ edition. New York: Doubleday, 1997.
Louisa May Alcott: Little Women, Little Men, and Jo’s Boys. Edited by Elaine Showalter. New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 2005.
Louisa May Alcott on Race, Sex, and Slavery. Edited with an introduction by Sarah Elbert. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997.
Louisa May Alcott: Selected Fiction. Edited by Daniel Shealy, Madeleine Stern, and Joel Myerson. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2001.
Moods. Edited by Sarah Elbert. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1996.
An Old-Fashioned Girl. New York: Puffin Books, 1996.
The Poetry of Louisa May Alcott. Concord, MA: Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association, c. 1997.
Rose in Bloom. Boston: Little, Brown, 1995.
The Selected Letters of Louisa May Alcott. Edited by Joel Myerson and Daniel Shealy. Madeleine Stern, associate editor. Boston: Little, Brown, 1987.
The Sketches of Louisa May Alcott. Introduction by Gregory Eiselein. New York: Ironweed Press, 2001.
Transcendental Wild Oats and Excerpts from the Fruitlands Diary. Introduction by W. H. Harrison. Boston: Harvard Common Press, 1981.
A Whisper in the Dark: Twelve Thrilling Tales by Louisa May Alcott. Edited by Stefan Dziemianowicz. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996.
Work. A Story of Experience. New York: Penguin, 1994.
BOOKS FOR ADULT READERS
Alberghene, Janice M. and Beverly Lyon Clark. Little Women and the Feminist Imagination: Criticism, Controversy, Personal Essays. New York: Garland, 1999.
Anthony, Katharine. Louisa May Alcott. New York: Knopf, 1938.
Bedell, Marion. The Alcotts: Biography of a Family. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1980.
Brooks, Geraldine. March. Penguin, 2006.
Cheever, Susan. Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography. Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Cheney, Edna. Louisa May Alcott: Life, Letters and Journals. Boston: Little, Brown, 1928.
Clark, Beverly Lyon, ed. Louisa May Alcott: The Contemporary Reviews. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Elbert, Sarah. A Hunger for Home: Louisa May Alcott’s Place in American Culture. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1987.
Francis, Richard. Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia. Yale University Press, 2010.
Lemire, Elise. Black Walden: Slavery and its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009.
MacDonald, Ruth K. Louisa May Alcott. Boston: Twayne, 1983.
McNees, Kelly O’Connor. The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott. Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 2010.
Matteson, John. Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father. New York: Norton, 2007.
Reisen, Harriet. Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2009.
Saxton, Martha. Louisa May Alcott: A Modern Biography. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995.
Shealy, Daniel, ed. Alcott in Her Own Time. Iowa City, IA: University Press, 2005.
Shealy, Daniel, ed. Little Women Abroad: The Alcott Sisters’ Letters from Europe, 1870-1871. University of Georgia Press, 2008.
Stern, Madeleine B. Louisa May Alcott: A Biography. Rev. ed. New York: Random House, 1996.
Stern, Madeleine B., ed. Critical Essays on Louisa May Alcott. Boston: Hall, 1984.
Stern, Madeleine B. Louisa May Alcott: From Blood and Thunder to Hearth and Home. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1998.
Worthington, Marjorie. Miss Alcott of Concord. New York: Doubleday, 1958.
BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS (Other than works by Alcott):
Alcott, Louisa May and Lynn Messina.
Little Vampire Women. HarperTeen, 2010.
( Wall Street Journal blog post about Little Vampire Women: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/05/07/monster-throwdown-little-women-meets-vampires-and-werewolves/)
Aller, Susan Bivin and Qi Wang. Beyond Little Women: A Story About Louisa May Alcott. Lerner Classroom, 2004.
Anderson, Gretchen. The Louisa May Alcott Cookbook. Boston: Little, Brown, 1985.
Chang, Ina. A Separate Battle: Women and The Civil War. New York: Lodestar, 1991.
Gormley, Beatrice and Meryl Henderson. Louisa May Alcott: Childhood of Famous Americans Series. Aladdin, 1999.
McDonough, Yona Zeldis. Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott. Henry Holt and Company, 2009.
Meigs, Cornelia. Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women. Little, Brown, 1995.
Penner, Lucille Rech. Little Women Book: Games, Recipes, Crafts, and Other Homemade Pleasures. Random House, 1995.
Ruth, Amy Katheran. Louisa May Alcott. Lerner Publications, 1998.