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Work: A Story of Experience

Louisa May Alcott

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ISBN 10: 1611042259 / ISBN 13: 9781611042252
Published by ReadaClassic.com, 2010
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Work: A Story of Experience

Publisher: ReadaClassic.com

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Moving away from the family setting of her best-known works, Louisa May Alcott explores both her own personal conflicts as a woman, as well as those experienced by her contemporaries in the unemancipated 19th century. Social justice and women's work are the central themes of this novel.If you've read and reread all of Louisa May Alcott's books, and loved her portrayals of brave girls trying to make their way in a harsh world, you must read this "lost" novel, "Work." It is well-written, engaging and humorous, very much in the same style as her other novels for girls, yet with more of a depth of maturity to her characters. If you've read "An Old Fashioned Girl" you will see a lot of "Polly" in the working girls portrayed in this novel. Readers are bound to enjoy this "new" Alcott novel!

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Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American writer. She is best known for her autobiographical novel Little Women (1868), set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts. Little Women was published in 1868. This novel is loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters. Alcott based the heroine from Little Women, Jo, on herself, but whereas Jo marries at the end of the story, Alcott never married.

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