By Elaine Showalter

ISBN-10: 0813512719

ISBN-13: 9780813512716

ISBN-10: 0813512727

ISBN-13: 9780813512723

The discovery in recent times of Louisa may possibly Alcott's pseudonymous sensation tales has made readers and students more and more conscious of her accomplishments past her most famed novel, Little ladies, one in every of the good overseas best-sellers of all time. What has been recovered throws new gentle at the kid's books and asks us to query our assumptions in regards to the suposedly staid and nostalgic Alcott.

Alternative Alcott includes works by no means prior to reprinted, together with "How I Went Out to Service," "My Contraband," and "Psyche's Art." It additionally includes Behind a Mask, her most crucial sensation tale; the complete and proper textual content of her final unfinished novel, Diana and Persis; "Transcendental Wild Oats"; Hospital Sketches; and Alcott's different vital texts on nineteenth-century social heritage. This anthology brings jointly for the 1st time various Louisa may perhaps Alcott's journalistic, satiric, feminist, and sensation texts. Elaine Showalter has supplied a very good advent and notes to the collection.

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