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

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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
Title variation
Edens outcasts
Title variation remainder
the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father
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
Summary
Evaluates the relationship between Louisa May Alcott and her idealistic father, discussing how Louisa's exuberant personality often challenged Bronson's child-rearing philosophies and how Louisa eventually came to support her family through writing
Writing style
Award
Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, 2008.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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184459
Cataloging source
DLC
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Matteson, John
Dewey number
  • 818/.403
  • 818.4030922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1018
LC item number
.M34 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Alcott, Louisa May
  • Pulitzer Prizes
  • Literary prize winners
  • Authors, American
  • Fathers and daughters
Target audience
adult
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the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father
Label
Eden's outcasts : the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father, John Matteson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-470) and index
Contents
Disgrace -- Beginnings -- A birthday in Germantown -- The temple school -- "Orpheus at the plough" -- The sowing of the seeds -- First fruits -- Lost illusions -- Father and daughter -- Destitution -- Orchard House -- War -- Shadows and sunlight -- Journeys east and west -- Miracles -- "The wise and beautiful truths of the father" -- "Come up with me"
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 497 p.
Isbn
9780393059649
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007013707
Other physical details
ill., facsims., ports.
System control number
(Sirsi) a478510
Label
Eden's outcasts : the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father, John Matteson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-470) and index
Contents
Disgrace -- Beginnings -- A birthday in Germantown -- The temple school -- "Orpheus at the plough" -- The sowing of the seeds -- First fruits -- Lost illusions -- Father and daughter -- Destitution -- Orchard House -- War -- Shadows and sunlight -- Journeys east and west -- Miracles -- "The wise and beautiful truths of the father" -- "Come up with me"
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 497 p.
Isbn
9780393059649
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007013707
Other physical details
ill., facsims., ports.
System control number
(Sirsi) a478510

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