Eden's outcasts : the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father

John Matteson

Louisa May Alcott's name is known universally. Yet, during her youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson - an eminent teacher, lecturer and admired friend of Emerson and Thoreau. Wilful and exuberant, Louisa flew in the face of all her father's intricate theories of child rearing. She, in turn, could not understand the frugal life Bronson preached, one that reached its epitome in the failed utopian community of Fruitlands. In a family that insisted on self-denial and spiritual striving, Louisa dreamed of wealth and fame. At the same time, like most daughters, she wanted her father's approval. As her father struggled to recover from a breakdown and slowly resurrect his career, Louisa learned to support her family, teaching but finally finding her vocation in writing. This story of their tense yet loving relationship adds dimensions to Alcott's life, her work and the relationships of fathers and daughters.

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書名 Eden's outcasts : the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father
著作者等 Matteson John
シリーズ名 A Norton paperback
出版元 W.W. Norton
刊行年月 2008
ページ数 x, 497 p.
大きさ 21 cm
ISBN 9780393333596
NCID BA87670709
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国