Work: A Story Of Experience

Paperback | June 1, 1994

byLouisa May AlcottIntroduction byJoy S. Kasson

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A story about a nineteenth-century woman’s search for a meaningful life through work outside the family sphere, Work is at once Alcott’s exploration of her personal challenges and a social critique of America.

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 Louisa May Alcott leaves the familiar settings of her more famous novels to allegorically voice her concerns over social justice and women’s rights in Work. Few authors of the era wrote such daring novels of social criticism and even fewer authors were women. A groundbreaking publication first printed in 1872, woman’s rights heavily i...

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A story about a nineteenth-century woman’s search for a meaningful life through work outside the family sphere, Work is at once Alcott’s exploration of her personal challenges and a social critique of America.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With mo...

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A story about a nineteenth-century woman’s search for a meaningful life through work outside the family sphere, Work is at once Alcott’s exploration of her personal challenges and a social critique of America.

Louisa May Alcott was born in Pennsylvania, in 1832, the second of four daughters. After a period of serving as an army nurse, she published Hospital Sketches in 1863, followed by Gothic Romances and lurid thrillers. In 1868-9, she published Little Women, which proved so popular that it was followed by two sequels and several other nov...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.6 × 5 × 0.87 inPublished:June 1, 1994Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014039091x

ISBN - 13:9780140390919

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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 Louisa May Alcott leaves the familiar settings of her more famous novels to allegorically voice her concerns over social justice and women’s rights in Work. Few authors of the era wrote such daring novels of social criticism and even fewer authors were women. A groundbreaking publication first printed in 1872, woman’s rights heavily influenced Work, resulting in the strong undertones of transcendentalism found on the pages. Other grand themes explored by the famed author include the importance of labour and personal independence.