Work: A Story of Experience
10 best books like Work: A Story of Experience (Louisa May Alcott): Now, Voyager, The Search, Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women, The Mountaintop, Early Candlelight, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, Selected Writings, The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader, Louisa May Alcott: A Biography: With an Introduction to the New Edition, Tales of Angria
|Author||Olive Higgins Prouty|
“Don’t let’s ask for the moon! We have the stars!” The film that concludes with Bette Davis’s famous words, reaffirmed Davis’s own stardom and changed the way Americans smoked cigarettes. But few contemporary fans of this story of a woman’s self-realization know its source. Olive...
|Author||Grace Livingston Hill|
Another book I didn’t care for.
I haven’t read my GLH books, so I couldn’t tell if this book was different than her usual style, or not, but I don’t remember the other books being quite like this.
What I liked:
–Ruth and John were characters that made me want to really get to know...
A vivid, energetic account of the life of Louisa May Alcott, whose work has delighted millions of readers
Louisa May Alcott portrays a writer as worthy of interest in her own right as her most famous character, Jo March, and addresses all aspects of Alcott’s life: the effect of her father’s...
Winner of the Olivier Award and set to open on Broadway in September 2011, The Mountaintop is set at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis in 1968, on the night before Martin Luther King is assassinated and on the day he delivered a speech in which he foretold his own fate, “I may not get there with...
|Author||Maud Hart Lovelace|
This historical novel set at Old Fort Snelling in the 1830s is a rich and romantic re-creation of the early settlement period in Minnesota's history. Maud Hart Lovelace's careful research into the documents of the Minnesota Historical Society, combined with her knowledge of the actual setting, enabled...
A woman of many gifts, Margaret Fuller (1810–1850) is most aptly remembered as America's first true feminist. In her brief yet fruitful life, she was variously author, editor, literary and social critic, journalist, poet, and revolutionary. She was also one of the few female members of the prestigious...
|Author||Ralph Waldo Emerson|
People do not deserve to have good writing, they are so pleased with bad.
I expect most people read Emerson in college, which I suppose is the perfect time to do so. The man seems constantly to be speaking to the young, wide-eyed, enthusiastic, hopeful liberal arts major in me. There’s just something...
|Author||David Levering Lewis|
What is a Renaissance? What makes up a Renaissance and how is it sustained? Is it artists, musicians, inventors, and other gifted people all thinking the same way and moving the same way? Or is it similar ideas expressed in different ways? The common goal that African-American people came together and...
|Author||Madeleine B. Stern|
Louisa May Alcott really was an amazing woman. I knew her only from the four books about the March family (given that a fair majority of South African books are obtained from British publishers/printers we have Good Wives, rather than two parts of Little Women). I knew that she'd written some other books,...
In 1834, Charlotte Bronte, together with her brother Branwell, created the imaginary kingdom of Angria, about which she was to write prolifically for the next five years. The five “novelettes” in this volume are the last of her Angrian tales. Written from the viewpoint of the cynical, gossipy...
|Author||Ida B. Wells-Barnett|
Though the end of the Civil War brought legal emancipation to blacks, it is a fact of history that their social oppression continued long after. The most virulent form of this ongoing persecution was the practice of lynching carried out by mob rule, often as local law enforcement officials looked the...
|Author||Charlotte Perkins Gilman|
Startling in its observations and radical in its conclusions, this classic of women's rights literature, this work-by pioneering American feminist CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN (1860-1935)-was a phenomenon when it was first published in 1898, and was eventually translated into in seven languages...
|Author||Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins|
In 1900, a mere 35 years after the Civil War had ended the practice of one human being owning another, Pauline Hopkins, black and female, published Contending Forces, whose rediscovery here shocks us into recognition that our national literature does indeed contain examples of black awareness...
Before going onto my review of Samuel Richardson's The History of Sir Charles Grandison which took me a month to read, I wanted for myself to make a comment for remembering in the future what I was reading during a difficult time, as I did for my brother's death in 2016, I remember that book clearly. I had...
In 1974, at the height of the women's movement, Juliet Mitchell shocked her fellow feminists by challenging the entrenched belief that Freud was the enemy. She argued that a rejection of psychoanalysis as bourgeois and patriarchal was fatal for feminism. However it may have been used, she pointed...
Louisa May Alcott never intended to write "Little Women." She had dismissed her publisher's pleas for such a novel. Written out of necessity to support her family, the book had an astounding success that changed her life, a life which turned out very differently from that of her beloved heroine Jo March....
"We'll spend the whole summer on the farm with Uncle Ross. I ought to make up something special just because we've never ever gone alone like this!" And the first thing Elizabeth does is give herself and her younger brother, John, new names -- Geeder and Toeboy.
The farm is special too, with its...
OH. MY. GOODNESS. This is one of the best books ever! My only complaint is that Porter's writing style is a little too wordy for me. Not that she uses a big words, but she just uses A LOT of words, with some unnecessary description. Other than that, I ADORED this book!
Michael (aka "Micky") is just...
Bees and calvary.
I wanted to like this more than I did. The poems are short and sharp. The language plain -- understandable on the surface at least, by anyone who speaks English and can think. You don't even need access to a dictionary. And on top of that, she isn't squarely on the university list...
|Author||Lady Augusta Gregory|
One of the leading lights of the late-19th-century Irish literary renaissance, the Irish writer, folklorist, and playwright Lady Augusta Gregory was instrumental in collecting and preserving the folklore of her country. She translated these tales of the legendary Cuchulain — an Irish Achilles...