Lulu's Library

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  • Lulu's Library
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  • 10 January 2018
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About the Author: Louisa May Alcott

As A.M Barnard 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 A Modern Mephistopheles 1877 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 teacher, Bronson Alcott and raised on the practical Christianity of their mother, Abigail May.Louisa spent her childhood in Boston and in Concord, Massachusetts, where her days were enlightened by visits to Ralph Waldo Emerson s library, excursions into nature with Henry David Thoreau and theatricals in the barn at Hillside now Hawthorne s Wayside.Like her character, Jo March in Little Women, young Louisa was a tomboy No boy could be my friend till I had beaten him in a race, she claimed, and no girl if she refused to climb trees, leap fences For Louisa, writing was an early passion She had a rich imagination and often her stories became melodramas that she and her sisters would act out for friends Louisa preferred to play the lurid parts in these plays, the villains, ghosts, bandits, and disdainful queens At age 15, troubled by the poverty that plagued her family, she vowed I will do something by and by Don t care what, teach, sew, act, write, anything to help the family and I ll be rich and famous and happy before I die, see if I won t Confronting a society that offered little opportunity to women seeking employment, Louisa determined I will make a battering ram of my head and make my way through this rough and tumble world Whether as a teacher, seamstress, governess, or household servant, for many years Louisa did any work she could find.Louisa s career as an author began with poetry and short stories that appeared in popular magazines In 1854, when she was 22, her first book Flower Fables was published A milestone along her literary path was Hospital Sketches 1863 based on the letters she had written home from her post as a nurse in Washington, DC as a nurse during the Civil War.When Louisa was 35 years old, her publisher Thomas Niles in Boston asked her to write a book for girls Little Women was written at Orchard House from May to July 1868 The novel is based on Louisa and her sisters coming of age and is set in Civil War New England Jo March was the first American juvenile heroine to act from her own individuality a living, breathing person rather than the idealized stereotype then prevalent in children s fiction.In all, Louisa published over 30 books and collections of stories She died on March 6, 1888, only two days after her father, and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord.


Lulu's LibraryExcerpt from Lulu s Library, Vol 2 Most of these stories were written at sixteen for my younger sisters and their playmates, the little Emersons and Channings, and appeared some years later under the name of Flower Fables With some additions they are now republished for the amusement of those children s children by their old friend, L.M Alcott About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Download Lulu's Library by Louisa May Alcott – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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  1. Katelyn says:

    Loved this book she has so many good books my fav in here was candy country I read it then i begged my mom to read this to the kids who are little and they loved it and belive this or not they payed attention It also teaches kids that candy isn t always the best thing to eat yay for Ms Alcott.

  2. Megan says:

    Sweet, fanciful tales

  3. Marcia says:

    Lulu s Library is a collection of short stories in three volumes, with a total of 32 short stories The second volume contains a few stories from Flower Fables, but some editing has occurred to make them a bit different Bad luck that I finished Flower Fables last night I will say that Little Bud is very different from the first version.The stories were sweet, and there are tons of children doing wonderful things There are also children who are obnoxious who don t come to a bad end, al Lulu s Library is a collection of short stories in three volumes, with a total of 32 short stories The second volume contains a few stories from Flower Fables, but some editing has occurred to make them a bit different Bad luck that I finished Flower Fables last night I will say that Little Bud is very different from the first version.The stories were sweet, and there are tons of children doing wonderful things There are also children who are obnoxious who don t come to a ba...

  4. Gloriamarie says:

    This is such a delightful collection of children s stories that I am sorry I didn t get to read it when I was a child But I got to read it now and I loved it Highly recommended

  5. Beatrice Drury says:

    I have always been a big fan of Alcott Each time I find a different collection I think that I surely have read most before She had a prodigious output This collection gave me many I had never read before I found things to laugh about and enjoy...