Louisa May Alcott

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  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Louisa May Alcott'

    Ever since the mid-20th century, when Madeleine Stern discovered that Louisa May Alcott had pseudonymously written a series of melodramatic thrillers to support the Alcott family in the years before she hit pay dirt with "Little Women," writers have looked for something new to say about this most famous 19th-century American female author.

  • FILE--This is an undated handout photo of author Louisa May Alcott, famous for the book "Little Women." A newly discovered Alcott manuscript has been found by two Alcott scholars in the stacks of Harvard University library in Cambridge, Mass. The handwritten manuscript entitled "The Inheritance," found in 1994, took two years for the scholars to decipher. (AP Photo/Orchard House)

    BOOKS: 'Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women'

    Every now and then, there appears a writer who has tracked a subject for so long through space and time that the resulting product ranks it superior to any of the facile interpretations or extended magazine articles that currently pass for biography. Such is the case with Harriet Reisen.

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