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Louisa May Alcott

Cheever, Susan

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Louisa May Alcott
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Susan Cheever's comprehensive and definitive biography sheds new light on of life of Louisa May Alcott, whose work has inspired generations of women. Cheever laces this provocative biography with musings on the genesis of genius, and her identification with Jo March when she was a rebellious girl in the throes of puberty.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 141656991X
9781416569916
Branch Call Number: B Alcott C
Characteristics: xv, 298 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.

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Feb 07, 2012
  • toadrules22 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I agree with "sixtyfive"...except my main complaint is that it is not nearly as well-written as "American Bloomsbury". I think that the format of the longer biography leads her into some pretty uninteresting filler. HOWEVER, do read "American Bloomsbury". It doesn't have these flaws. And Bronson Alcott really was strange...and must have been absolute hell to live with.

May 12, 2011
  • sixtyfive rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

The author has chosen to sidetrack the topic. She goes on and on about Alcott's strange father Bronson primarily discussing what other biographers have written. I wanted to know more about Louisa May Alcott quickly into the book.
Well written but b-o-r-i-n-g

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