Louisa May Alcott
Standard Name: Alcott, Louisa May
Birth Name: Louisa May Alcott
Pseudonym: Flora Fairfield
Pseudonym: A. M. Barnard
Used Form: Louisa Alcott
United States novelist LMA published during the later nineteenth century more than three hundred writings, including works for children, short stories, letters, poetry, novels, plays, sensation fiction, and journalism. Little Women, her best-known work, remains a classic among fiction for young adults.
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The village of Trimdon was so isolated that there was little to do but play games and read. By the time she was four Mary could read, having begged to be included in the reading...
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Though almost nothing is known of EDP 's education, she wrote later that her early favourite reading was American. The heroines of Louisa May Alcott 's Little Women were her oldest and dearest friends. She...
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SB knew her alphabet at three, and learned to read quickly once she suddenly perceived that the letters were symbols.
Later, the scanty resources of my city childhood could not compete with the riches...
Beauvoir, Simone de. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter. Kirkup, JamesTranslator , Penguin, 2001.
Enid later recalled in vivid detail the first school she went to, Tresco, which was run by the Misses Read in their private house. She recalled, too, the most important texts among her early reading:...
HD's father encouraged her education, although he refused to allow her to attend art school. Instead, she was encouraged to study mathematics and was tutored by her brother Eric . Eric also provided his sister...
Beatrix, educated at home and six years older than her brother, was a solitary child. She had few toys; but she became deeply interested in science, and was also, from an early age, devoted to...
PH went to various schools. She was removed from her first NewYork public school because her grandmother objected to her making friends with black children. Then came a small and select private school which she...
Her education began with her mother and a governess. At six she began attending a class run by the sister of another Rugby master. Later came visits to a piano teacher, and at home a...
A company in Salem, Massachusetts, issued what seems to be the earliest version of a game called Authors, whose object was to collect sets of cards bearing the names of writers and the...
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