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Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father (Paperback)

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography

Louisa May Alcott is known universally. Yet during Louisa's youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson an eminent teacher and a friend of Emerson and Thoreau. He desired perfection, for the world and from his family. Louisa challenged him with her mercurial moods and yearnings for money and fame. The other prize she deeply coveted her father's understanding seemed hardest to win. This story of Bronson and Louisa's tense yet loving relationship adds dimensions to Louisa's life, her work, and the relationships of fathers and daughters."

Product Details ISBN-10: 0393333590
ISBN-13: 9780393333596
Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 11/01/2008
Pages: 497
Language: English