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Louisa May Alcott: Books by and about Alcott

This guide offers research assistance toward the study of Louisa May Alcott.

Books by Alcott

Alternative Alcott. Edited with an introduction by Elaine Showalter. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1988.

Behind a Mask: The Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott. Edited by Madeleine B. Stern. New York: William Morrow, 1975.

A Double Life: Newly Discovered Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott. Edited with an introduction by Madeleine B. Stern. Joel Myerson and Daniel Shealy, associate editors. Boston: Little, Brown, 1988.

Eight Cousins. Boston: Little, Brown, 1995.

From Aunt Jo’s Attic: Stories of Intrigue and Suspense. Edited by Madeleine B. Stern and Daniel Shealy. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1993.

Hospital Sketches. Boston: Applewood Books, 1986.

The Inheritance. Boston: Penguin, 1995.

Jack and Jill. Boston: Little, Brown, 1999.

The Journals of Louisa May Alcott. Edited by Joel Myerson and Daniel Shealy. With an introduction by Madeleine B. Stern, associate editor. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1997.

L. M. Alcott: Signature of Reform. Edited by Madeleine Stern. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2002.

A Long Fatal Love Chase. New York: Random House, 1995.

The Lost Stories of Louisa May Alcott. Edited by Madeleine Stern and Daniel Shealy. New York: Citadel Press, 1993.

Louisa May Alcott: An Intimate Anthology: New York Public Library collectors’ edition. New York: Doubleday, 1997.

Louisa May Alcott: Little Women, Little Men, and Jo’s Boys. Edited by Elaine Showalter. New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 2005.

Louisa May Alcott on Race, Sex, and Slavery. Edited with an introduction by Sarah Elbert. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997.

Louisa May Alcott: Selected Fiction. Edited by Daniel Shealy, Madeleine Stern, and Joel Myerson. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2001.

"M.L." in The American Prejudice Against Color. Edited with an introduction by Sarah Elbert. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2002.

Moods. Edited by Sarah Elbert. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1999.

An Old-Fashioned Girl. New York: Puffin Books, 1996.

Plots and Counterplots: More Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott. Edited by Madeleine Stern. New York: Morrow, 1976.

The Poetry of Louisa May Alcott. Concord, MA: Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association, c. 1997.

Rose in Bloom. Boston: Little, Brown, 1995.

The Selected Letters of Louisa May Alcott. Edited by Joel Myerson and Daniel Shealy. Madeleine Stern, associate editor. Boston: Little, Brown, 1987.

The Sketches of Louisa May Alcott. Introduction by Gregory Eiselein. New York: Ironweed Press, 2001.

Transcendental Wild Oats and Excerpts from the Fruitlands Diary. Introduction by W. H. Harrison. Boston: Harvard Common Press, 1981.

A Whisper in the Dark: Twelve Thrilling Tales by Louisa May Alcott. Edited by Stefan Dziemianowicz. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996.

Work: A Story of Experience. New York: Penguin, 1994.

Books on Alcott

Alberghene, Janice M. and Beverly Lyon Clark. Little Women and the Feminist Imagination: Criticism, Controversy, Personal Essays. New York: Garland, 1999.

Anthony, Katharine. Louisa May Alcott. New York: Knopf, 1938.

Bedell, Marion. The Alcotts: Biography of a Family. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1980.

Brooks, Geraldine. March. Penguin, 2006.

Brooks, Van Wyck. The Flowering of New England, 1815-1865. Houghton Mifflin, 1981.

Cheever, Susan. Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography. Simon & Schuster, 2010.

Cheney, Ednah Dow, ed. Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters, and Journals. Carlisle, MA: Applewood Books, 2010.

Clark, Beverly Lyon, ed. Louisa May Alcott: The Contemporary Reviews. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Elbert, Sarah. A Hunger for Home: Louisa May Alcott’s Place in American Culture. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1987.

Francis, Richard. Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia. Yale University Press, 2010.

Lemire, Elise. Black Walden: Slavery and its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009.

MacDonald, Ruth K. Louisa May Alcott. Boston: Twayne, 1983.

McNees, Kelly O’Connor. The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott. Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 2010.

Matteson, John. Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007.

Reisen, Harriet. Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2009.

Saxton, Martha. Louisa May Alcott: A Modern Biography. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995.

Shealy, Daniel, ed. Alcott in Her Own Time. Iowa City, IA: University Press, 2005.

Shealy, Daniel, ed. Little Women Abroad: The Alcott Sisters’ Letters from Europe, 1870-1871. University of Georgia Press, 2008.

Stern, Madeleine B. Louisa May Alcott: A Biography. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1999.

Stern, Madeleine B., ed. Critical Essays on Louisa May Alcott. Boston: Hall, 1984.

Stern, Madeleine B. Louisa May Alcott: From Blood and Thunder to Hearth and Home. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1998.

Worthington, Marjorie. Miss Alcott of Concord. New York: Doubleday, 1958.

Digitized Books on Alcott

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