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Louisa May Alcott

Author (29-Nov-1832 — 6-Mar-1888)


Katharine Susan Anthony. Louisa May Alcott. New York: Knopf. 1938.

Madelon Bedell. The Alcotts: Biography of a Family. New York: Clarkson N. Potter. 1980.

Ednah D. Cheney (editor). Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters and Journals. Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers. 1889. 404pp.

Beverly Lyon Clark (editor). Louisa May Alcott: The Contemporary Reviews. Cambridge University Press. 2004. 420pp.

Gregory K. Eiselein. The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2001.

Sarah Elbert. American Prejudice Against Color: William G. Allen, Mary King, and Louisa May Alcott. Northeastern University Press. 2002. 224pp.

Sarah Elbert. A Hunger For Love: Louisa May Alcott's Place In American Culture. Rutgers University Press. 1987.

Sarah Elbert. A Hunger for Home: Louisa May Alcott and Little Women. Temple University Press. 1984. 278pp.

Lucile Gulliver. Louisa May Alcott: A Bibliography. Boston, MA: Little, Brown & Co.. 1932. 71pp.

Elizabeth Lennox Keyser. Whispers in the Dark: The Fiction of Louisa May Alcott. University of Tennessee Press. 1993. 228pp.

Joy A. Marsella. The Promise of Destiny: Children and Women in the Short Stories of Louisa May Alcott. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 1983.

Cornelia Meigs. Louisa M. Alcott and the American Family Story. New York: Henry Walck. 1971. 127pp.

Alma J. Payne. Louisa May Alcott: A Reference Guide. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall. 1980.

Martha Saxton. Louisa May Alcott: A Modern Biography. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1977. 428pp.

Madeleine B. Stern. Louisa May Alcott: A Biography. University of Oklahoma Press. 1950. 424pp.

Charles Strickland. Victorian Domesticity: Families in the Life and Art of Louisa May Alcott. University of Alabama Press. 2003. 240pp.

Marjorie Worthington. Miss Alcott of Concord: A Biography. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1958. 330pp.


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  5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.11)

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.25)

  7. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.9)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.25)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.19)

  10. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.7)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.8)

  12. American Authors 1600-1900 (pp.18-19)

  13. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.17)

  14. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.7)

  15. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.21)

  16. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.9)

  17. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.10)

  18. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.5)

  19. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.12)

  20. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.12)

  21. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.11)

  22. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.13)

  23. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.12)

  24. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.44)

  25. Legends in Their Own Time (p.5)

  26. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.1)

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