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.

Louisa Elliott

Louisa Elliott
Author: Ann Victoria Roberts
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9781909270848
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Release: 2021-01-20
Editor: eBook Partnership
Language: en

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York in the last decade of the 19th century is the dramatic setting for his powerful novel. An international bestseller when first published, Louisa Elliott’s timeless themes of love, desire and betrayal make it equally relevant today. Louisa and Edward Elliott are cousins tied by more than simple family affection. As the daughter of a family with secrets, Louisa feels bound to remain single and independent, while Edward, sensitive and poetic, loves her far more than he can admit, even to himself. But with the advent of Robert Duncannon, an Irish officer with the Royal Dragoons, their lives change completely. Outwardly dashing and hard-living, Robert has secrets of his own; and as Louisa falls passionately in love, Edward despairs for her future. While he takes up a different battle, Louisa finds she must choose between safety and respectability in York, and the uncertainty of life in Dublin with Robert, his family and friends. In both cities, here magically evoked, military pageantry marches side with poverty and wealth, while Louisa is inwardly torn by opposing forces. Having followed her heart, how will she deal with the consequences? A great, rich novel, peopled with characters you come to know intimately and care about deeply, Louisa Elliott will linger with you long after the final page has been turned. This is one of those novels that grabs the attention and doesn’t let go… delightful from first page to last – New York City Tribune Settle in for non-stop reading… remarkable in size and scope… Roberts has done admirable research… Her descriptive talents shine. The characters come alive on the page… The best this genre has to offer – The Boston Herald Compelling and thought-provoking reading, right to the very last page – Chicago Sun Times Ann Victoria Roberts is an unusually gifted author – Daily Mail A telling portrait of ordinary people struggling to make the best they can with the hand fate has dealt them – San Diego Union

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: en

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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...

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

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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
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Release: 2012-11-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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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.

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: en

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.

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
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Release: 2008-11-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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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.

Louisa Waterford and John Ruskin

Louisa Waterford and John Ruskin
Author: Caroline Ings-Chambers
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9781351559690
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Release: 2017-07-05
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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Louisa Waterford (1818-91), modest, retiring, of good family, renowned for her beauty, and with extraordinary grace, was the embodiment of a Victorian ideal of womanhood. But like the age itself, her life was filled with contrasts and paradoxes. She had been born with artistic gifts, and became a satellite of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, though she had no formal training. Then, at the height of John Ruskin's intellectual power and success as a critic, she asked him to accept her as an art student, and he accepted. Their correspondence- often harshly critical, never, as Waterford put it, falsely praising - lies at the heart of this book. These are letters which open a spectrum of discussion on the cultural, gender and social issues of the period. Both Waterford and Ruskin engaged in tireless philanthropic work for diverse causes, crossing social boundaries with subtle determination, and both responded to a sense of duty as well as an artistic vocation. But, as Ings-Chambers shows, their correspondence was more than a dialogue about society: it helped to make Waterford the artist she became.

Louisa and Louisa County

Louisa and Louisa County
Author: Pattie Gordon Pavlansky Cooke
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781439633625
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Release: 1997-05-01
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Filled with local stories and anecdotes and containing an impressive range of photographs-from snapshots of veterans of the War Between the States to high school class pictures from the 1950s; from early images of the resort area to photographs documenting recent changes to Louisa-this new book will earn a lasting place on area bookshelves and will be handed down from generation to generation for years to come. Louisa and Louisa County will be enjoyed by older folk as a trip down memory lane, and appreciated by younger generations as a glimpse of an era when life was harder, but perhaps simpler. Also a valuable source of information for newcomers to the area, this powerful work serves to remind us of the importance of understanding our past and preserving our heritage in our march toward the twenty-first century.

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 May Alcott Writing from Her Life

Louisa May Alcott  Writing from Her Life
Author: Judy A. Johnson,Bonnie J. Krueger
Pages: 7
ISBN: 9780787719111
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Release: 2009-09-01
Editor: Lorenz Educational Press
Language: en

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Louisa May Alcott is best known for her novel Little Women, a story that pulls details from her life. See how Alcott's life compares to those of the characters in her story with the nonfiction article in this packet. Then have students complete the included cross-curricular worksheets and branch out with the additional activity ideas.

Louisa Egerton Or Castle Herbert

Louisa Egerton  Or  Castle Herbert
Author: Mary Leman Grimstone
Pages: 760
ISBN: BL:A0017473116
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Release: 1830
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott Delphi Classics Illustrated

Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott   Delphi Classics  Illustrated
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9781786569981
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Release: 2017-07-17
Editor: Delphi Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Good Wives’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Louisa May Alcott’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Alcott includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Good Wives’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Alcott’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

A Lunar Optical Ultraviolet Infrared Synthesis Array LOUISA

A Lunar Optical Ultraviolet Infrared Synthesis Array  LOUISA
Author: Jack O. Burns,Stewart W. Johnson,Nebojsa Duric
Pages: 283
ISBN: NASA:31769000469109
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Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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THE COLLECTED WORKS OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT Illustrated Edition

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT  Illustrated Edition
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Pages: 2150
ISBN: 9788027200689
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Release: 2017-08-07
Editor: e-artnow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This unique illustrated collection of Louisa May Alcott's novels, short stories, plays and poems has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Biography Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters, and Journals Novels Little Women Good Wives Little Men Jo's Boys Moods The Mysterious Key and What It Opened An Old Fashioned Girl Work: A Story of Experience Eight Cousins; or, The Aunt-Hill Rose in Bloom: A Sequel to Eight Cousins Under the Lilacs Jack and Jill: A Village Story Behind a Mask, or a Woman's Power The Abbot's Ghost, Or Maurice Treherne's Temptation A Modern Mephistopheles Pauline's Passion and Punishment Short Story Collections Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag Shawl-Straps Jimmy's Cruise in the Pinafore An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Lulu's Library Flower Fables On Picket Duty, and other tales Spinning-Wheel Stories A Garland for Girls Silver Pitchers: and Independence, a Centennial Love Story A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories Other Short Stories and Novelettes Hospital Sketches Marjorie's Three Gifts Perilous Play A Whisper in the Dark Lost in a Pyramid, or the Mummy's Curse A Modern Cinderella A Country Christmas Aunt Kipp Debby's Debut My Red Cap Nelly's Hospital Psyche's Art The Brothers Poetry A.B.A A Little Grey Curl To Papa In Memoriam Plays Bianca Captive of Castile Ion Norna; or, The Witch's Curse The Greek Slave The Unloved Wife Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the classic Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist. "Little Women” is a semi-autobiographical account of the author's childhood with her sisters in Concord, Massachusetts. "Good Wives” followed the March sisters into adulthood and marriage. "Little Men” detailed Jo's life at the Plumfield School that she founded with her husband Professor Bhaer. "Jo's Boys” completed the "March Family Saga".

Louisa from the Germ by J Cochrane

Louisa  from the Germ   by J  Cochrane
Author: Johann Heinrich Voss
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:600083550
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Release: 1852
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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Louisa Or the Cottage on the Moor

Louisa  Or  the Cottage on the Moor
Author: Elizabeth Helme
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:600067461
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Release: 1787
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Sister Louisa or The little botanists Signed Ann Jane

Sister Louisa  or  The little botanists   Signed  Ann Jane
Author: pseud ANN JANE
Pages: 16
ISBN: BL:A0019633528
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Release: 1846
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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