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Marmee & Louisa : the untold story of Louisa May Alcott and her mother

Author: Eve LaPlante
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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The author argues that Louisa's "Marmee," Abigail May Alcott, was in fact the intellectual and emotional center of her daughter's world--exploding the myth that her outspoken idealist father was the source of her progressive thinking and remarkable independence.
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Named Person: Louisa May Alcott; Louisa May Alcott; Louisa May Alcott; Abba May Alcott
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eve LaPlante
ISBN: 9781451620665 1451620667 9781451620689 1451620683
OCLC Number: 779266090
Description: ix, 368 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A good child, but willful --
Drawing toward some ideal friend --
Humiliating dependence --
Sacrifices must be made --
This sharp sorrow --
Looking to my daughter's labors --
To drag life's lengthening chain --
The best woman in the world --
Mother, is it you? --
A dead, decaying thing --
Left to dig or die --
Paddle my own canoe --
The bitter drop in this cup --
From May to March --
Welcome to my fortune --
Thou excellest them all --
Stay by, Louie --
I believe in dreams --
Exploring the America of Abigail & Louisa May Alcott.
Other Titles: Marmee and Louisa
Responsibility: Eve LaPlante.
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The author argues that Louisa's "Marmee," Abigail May Alcott, was in fact the intellectual and emotional center of her daughter's world--exploding the myth that her outspoken idealist father was the source of her progressive thinking and remarkable independence.

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"[An] involving mother-daughter portraitâ ¦and a fresh perspective on Louisaâ ¦.Louisa's unconventional father, Bronson, has received far more attention than his long-suffering, feminist wife...Her Read more...

 
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