The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia


The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia


Gregory Eiselein and Anne Phillips, Co-Editors

Emily J. Orlando, Contributing Author


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Emily J. Orlando is a contributing author, “An Old-Fashioned Girl,” “Jo March,” and “Transcendentalism".

This reference surveys the basic biographical details about Alcott's family and personal life. It supplies essential information on her historical and cultural contexts, including her place in the 19th century publishing milieu, various reform movements, and major historical events, such as the Civil War. It also treats her writings, both the adult and children's works, in an accurate, informative, and accessible manner. The volume includes more than 600 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry discusses the topic's relevance to Alcott's life and current scholarship about her. Many of the entries close with brief bibliographies, and the book concludes with a list of works for further reading. --Publisher description



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The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia, Edited by Gregory Eiselein and Anne K. Phillips. Greenwood Press, 2001.