Louisa

Louisa
Author: Louisa Thomas
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781101980828
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Release: 2016-04-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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From the author of Mind and Matter, an intimate portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams, who witnessed firsthand the greatest transformations of her time Born in London to an American father and a British mother on the eve of the Revolutionary War, Louisa Catherine Johnson was raised in circumstances very different from the New England upbringing of the future president John Quincy Adams, whose life had been dedicated to public service from the earliest age. And yet John Quincy fell in love with her, almost despite himself. Their often tempestuous but deeply close marriage lasted half a century. They lived in Prussia, Massachusetts, Washington, Russia, and England, at royal courts, on farms, in cities, and in the White House. Louisa saw more of Europe and America than nearly any other woman of her time. But wherever she lived, she was always pressing her nose against the glass, not quite sure whether she was looking in or out. The other members of the Adams family could take their identity for granted—they were Adamses; they were Americans—but she had to invent her own. The story of Louisa Catherine Adams is one of a woman who forged a sense of self. As the country her husband led found its place in the world, she found a voice. That voice resonates still. In this deeply felt biography, the talented journalist and historian Louisa Thomas finally gives Louisa Catherine Adams's full extraordinary life its due. An intimate portrait of a remarkable woman, a complicated marriage, and a pivotal historical moment, Louisa Thomas's biography is a masterful work from an elegant storyteller.

Invincible Louisa

Invincible Louisa
Author: Cornelia Meigs
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0316565946
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Release: 1995-10-01
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Biography tracing the fascinating life of Louisa May Alcott from her happy childhood in Pennsylvania and Boston to her success as a writer of such classics as Little women.

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott
Author: Harriet Reisen
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781429928816
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Release: 2009-10-27
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

PBS and HBO documentary scriptwriter Harriet Reisen reveals the extraordinary woman behind the beloved American classic as never before. Louisa May Alcott is the perfect gift for fans of Little Women and of Greta Gerwig's adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, and Saoirse Ronan. “At last, Louisa May Alcott has the biography that admirers of Little Women might have hoped for.” —The Wall Street Journal's 10 Best Books of the Year A fresh, modern take on the remarkable Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Reisen's vivid biography explores the author's life in the context of her works, many of which are to some extent autobiographical. Although Alcott secretly wrote pulp fiction, harbored radical abolitionist views, and served as a Civil War nurse, her novels went on to sell more copies than those of Herman Melville and Henry James. Stories and details culled from Alcott's journals, together with revealing letters to family, friends, and publishers, plus recollections of her famous contemporaries, provide the basis for this lively account of the author's classic rags-to-riches tale.

Marmee Louisa

Marmee   Louisa
Author: Eve LaPlante
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781451620689
Available:
Release: 2012-11-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Louisa May Alcott was one of the most successful and bestselling authors of her day, earning more than any of her male contemporaries. Her classic Little Women has been a mainstay of American literature since its release nearly 150 years ago, as Jo March and her calm, beloved “Marmee” have shaped and inspired generations of young women. Biographers have consistently attributed Louisa’s uncommon success to her father, Bronson Alcott, assuming that this outspoken idealist was the source of his daughter’s progressive thinking and remarkable independence. But in this riveting dual biography, award-winning biographer Eve LaPlante explodes these myths, drawing from a trove of surprising new documents to show that it was Louisa’s actual “Marmee,” Abigail May Alcott, who formed the intellectual and emotional center of her world. Abigail, whose difficult life both inspired and served as a warning to her devoted daughters, pushed Louisa to excel at writing and to chase her unconventional dreams in a male-dominated world. In Marmee & Louisa, LaPlante, Abigail’s great-niece and Louisa’s cousin, re-creates their shared story from diaries, letters, and personal papers, some recently discovered in a family attic and many others that were thought to have been destroyed. Here at last Abigail is revealed in her full complexity—long dismissed as a quiet, self-effacing background figure, she comes to life as a fascinating writer and thinker in her own right. A politically active feminist firebrand, she was a highly opinionated, passionate, ambitious woman who fought for universal civil rights, publicly advocating for abolition, women’s suffrage, and other defin-ing moral struggles of her era. In this groundbreaking work, LaPlante paints an exquisitely moving and utterly convincing portrait of a woman decades ahead of her time, and the fiercely independent daughter whose life was deeply entwined with her mother’s dreams of freedom. This gorgeously written story of two extraordinary women is guaranteed to transform our view of one of America’s most beloved authors.

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Pages: 404
ISBN: HARVARD:32044011612157
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Release: 1889
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Louisa Von Plettenhaus

Louisa Von Plettenhaus
Author: Marie Nathusius
Pages: 233
ISBN: HARVARD:HNY5F6
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Release: 1857
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Genealogy of the Ancestors and Descendants of George Augustus and Louisa Clap Trumbull of Trumbull Square Worcester Mass

Genealogy of the Ancestors and Descendants of George Augustus and Louisa  Clap  Trumbull  of Trumbull Square  Worcester  Mass
Author: James Henry Lea
Pages: 46
ISBN: WISC:89062521059
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Release: 1886
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Marmee Louisa

Marmee   Louisa
Author: Eve LaPlante
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781451620672
Available:
Release: 2013-11-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A great niece and cousin of Louisa May Alcott draws on newly uncovered family papers to present a revisionist portrait of Louisa's relationship with her mother, discussing how Abigail May served as the intellectual and emotional center of Louisa's life.

Louisa and the Country Bachelor

Louisa and the Country Bachelor
Author: Anna Maclean
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101547564
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Release: 2011-10-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Louisa May Alcott returns in this "historically accurate and entertaining mystery series." (The New York Review of Books) Louisa convinces her family to visit cousins in rural New Hampshire, only to confront tragedy. A local bachelor is found dead in a ravine, the apparent victim of an accidental fall while hiking. But Louisa suspects foul play and sets out to uncover the vicious murderer hiding among her family's new friends...

Nelly the Gipsy Girl By Aunt Louisa author of Harry Brightside etc

Nelly  the Gipsy Girl  By Aunt Louisa  author of    Harry Brightside     etc
Author: Laura Valentine
Pages: 329
ISBN: BL:A0021272213
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Release: 1860
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Little Women Little Men Jo s Boys

Little Women   Little Men   Jo s Boys
Author: Louisa May Alcott,Elaine Showalter
Pages: 1092
ISBN: 9781931082730
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Library of America
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A deluxe single-volume edition of Alcott's classic Little Women trilogy is complemented by the stories' original first-edition illustrations, some of which where drawn by the author's sister May, who inspired the character of Amy.

Louisa M Seppell

Louisa M  Seppell
Author: Anonim
Pages: 2
ISBN: PURD:32754082227863
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Release: 1893
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The New Persian Kitchen

The New Persian Kitchen
Author: Louisa Shafia
Pages: 199
ISBN: 9781607743576
Available:
Release: 2013-04-16
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A sumptuous primer on the seasonal cuisine of Iran features dozens of recipes for traditional and modern dishes, demystifying unfamiliar ingredients while sharing healthy adaptations of such classic favorites as Jeweled Rice, Pomegranate Soup and Saffron Ice Cream. 10,000 first printing.

Correspondence of Emily Duchess of Leinster 1731 1814 Letters of Lady Louisa Conolly and William Marquis of Kildare 2nd Duke of Leinster

Correspondence of Emily  Duchess of Leinster  1731 1814   Letters of Lady Louisa Conolly and William  Marquis of Kildare  2nd Duke of Leinster
Author: Emilia Mary Lennox Fitzgerald Duchess of Leinster
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCR:31210007845256
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Release: 1957
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Eden s Outcasts The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

Eden s Outcasts  The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father
Author: John Matteson
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780393333596
Available:
Release: 2008-11-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Adventures of Madalene and Louisa

The Adventures of Madalene and Louisa
Author: Louisa Maria Sabine Pasley,M. S. Pasley
Pages: 43
ISBN: PSU:000006105297
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Release: 1980
Editor: Random House Trade
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two sisters in Victorian England describe the summer they had no governess and thus were able to entomologise as much as they liked.

Dame Louisa Aldrich Blake

Dame Louisa Aldrich Blake
Author: George Allardice Riddell Baron Riddell
Pages: 91
ISBN: OXFORD:N10355828
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Release: 1926
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Iowa 70 Improvement in Columbus Junction Louisa County

Iowa 70 Improvement in Columbus Junction  Louisa County
Author: Anonim
Pages: 28
ISBN: IOWA:31858024632733
Available:
Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Directory of Louisa County Virginia

Directory of Louisa County  Virginia
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UVA:X001687458
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Release: 1909
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Early Letters of Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman to His Sister Louisa 1850 51

Early Letters of Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman to His Sister Louisa  1850 51
Author: Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Pages: 239
ISBN: WISC:89097315089
Available:
Release: 1925
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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