On Picket Duty Louisa May Alcott

ISBN: 9781494742928

Published: December 18th 2013

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On Picket Duty  by  Louisa May Alcott

On Picket Duty by Louisa May Alcott
December 18th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 28 pages | ISBN: 9781494742928 | 3.57 Mb

On Picket Duty is a short story by Louisa May Alcott. Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 - March 6, 1888) was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Good Wives, Little Men and Jos Boys. Raised by herMoreOn Picket Duty is a short story by Louisa May Alcott. Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 - March 6, 1888) was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Good Wives, Little Men and Jos Boys.

Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Nevertheless, her family suffered severe financial difficulties and Alcott worked to help support the family from an early age. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name A. M. Barnard. With her pen name Louisa wrote novels for young adults in juvenile hall.

Published in 1868, Little Women is set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts and is loosely based on Alcotts childhood experiences with her three sisters. The novel was very well received and is still a popular childrens novel today.

Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist. She died in Boston. Alcott was born on November 29, 1832, in Germantown, which is now part of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on her fathers 33rd birthday. She was the daughter of transcendentalist and educator Amos Bronson Alcott and social worker Abby May and the second of four daughters: Anna Bronson Alcott was the eldest- Elizabeth Sewall Alcott and Abigail May Alcott were the two youngest.

The family moved to Boston in 1838, where Alcotts father established an experimental school and joined the Transcendental Club with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Bronson Alcotts opinions on education and tough views on child-rearing shaped young Alcotts mind with a desire to achieve perfection, a goal of the transcendentalists.

His attitudes towards Alcotts sometimes wild and independent behavior, and his inability to provide for his family, sometimes created conflict between Bronson Alcott and his wife and daughters.



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