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A Hunger for Home: Louisa May Alcott and Little Women

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Hardcover, 278 pages
Published March 1st 1984 by Temple University Press
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This was a really interesting read. I can't speak to the quality of the biography because I didn't know a thing about Alcott before reading this biography, but it seems well researched and contains a great deal of information from letters and manuscripts.

I didn't realize that Alcott grew up in the Transcendentalist movement and that she knew so many of the important thinkers and reformers of the day.

She also belongs to that unlucky club of literary women (and membership is pretty large when you
Elise Noorda
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
I would give this book 4 or 5 stars - if it were a pamphlet. Very interesting - just really long and detailed. Tells about Louisa May Alcott's life in the context of the times - women's & children's rights, education reform, transcendentalism and her father's close relationship with Ralph Waldo Emerson and that group. I probably need to read Little Women again with a whole new perspective.
Sirpa Grierson
Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Perhaps not a page turner, but definitely solid research and excellent notes for anyone wanting more information on LMA. Includes some photographs and memorabilia from the time.
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