Wednesday, December 16, 2009

L. M. Alcott was all wrong for Little Women

Maud Newton points us to an article in Humanities on this classic author.

Alcott considered herself wholly unqualified for the task. An irrepressible tomboy in her youth, Louisa had “never liked girls or [known] many” other than her three siblings: her older sister, Anna, and her younger sisters, Lizzie and May. She saw only a faint possibility that the “queer plays and experiences” that the four of them had shared would interest a popular audience. More...

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