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Mountain-Laurel and Maidenhair

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Kindle Edition, 43 pages
Published November 27th 2011 (first published October 1st 2007)
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Phil Syphe
“Mountain-laurel and Maidenhair” is one of Louisa May Alcott’s longer short stories. It features an all-female cast, focusing on two young women, named Emily and Becky.

Emily is too fragile to do much of anything. Because of this unwanted physical idleness, her mental attitude is somewhat idle too.

Becky is the epitome of a dutiful nineteenth-century maiden, working in the kitchen, doing housework, etc., and she neither complains nor tires of it. These two opposite-natured women become friends.

Elizabeth Haire
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
Country girl and City girl

Two young girls from varied backgrounds meet when one is cared for at the other's home. Eventually they form a bond through shared interests in poetry. This is their story.
Travis Drow
Dec 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charming little novella with goodhearted motive. The story was a bit bland at times, but I do believe the book was intended to be simpler for younger readers.
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sweet Alcott story
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Behind a Mask, or a Woman's Power (1866)
The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation (1867)
A Long Fatal Love Chase (1866 – first published 1995)
First published anonymously:
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Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832. She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth and May were educated by their father, philosopher/ t