Louisa

Louisa

Louisa

From the author of Mind and Matter, an intimate portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams, who witnessed firsthand the greatest transformations of her time Born in London to an American father and a British mother on the eve of the Revolutionary War, Louisa Catherine Johnson was raised in circumstances very different from the New England upbringing of the future president John Quincy Adams, whose life had been dedicated to public service from the earliest age. And yet John Quincy fell in love with her, almost despite himself. Their often tempestuous but deeply close marriage lasted half a century. They lived in Prussia, Massachusetts, Washington, Russia, and England, at royal courts, on farms, in cities, and in the White House. Louisa saw more of Europe and America than nearly any other woman of her time. But wherever she lived, she was always pressing her nose against the glass, not quite sure whether she was looking in or out. The other members of the Adams family could take their identity for granted—they were Adamses; they were Americans—but she had to invent her own. The story of Louisa Catherine Adams is one of a woman who forged a sense of self. As the country her husband led found its place in the world, she found a voice. That voice resonates still. In this deeply felt biography, the talented journalist and historian Louisa Thomas finally gives Louisa Catherine Adams's full extraordinary life its due. An intimate portrait of a remarkable woman, a complicated marriage, and a pivotal historical moment, Louisa Thomas's biography is a masterful work from an elegant storyteller.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Louisa Thomas
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-04-05
Total Pages : 512 Pages
ISBN : 9781101980828


Louisa Elliott

Louisa Elliott

Strong-willed and determined, Louisa Elliott battles the restrictions of nineteenth-century Victorian society to find happiness with two different men--her sensitive cousin, Edward, and the dashing Robert Duncannon

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ann Victoria Roberts
Publisher : Avon Books
Release : 1990-07
Total Pages : 800 Pages
ISBN : 0380709910


Marmee Louisa

Marmee Louisa

Louisa May Alcott was one of the most successful and bestselling authors of her day, earning more than any of her male contemporaries. Her classic Little Women has been a mainstay of American literature since its release nearly 150 years ago, as Jo March and her calm, beloved “Marmee” have shaped and inspired generations of young women. Biographers have consistently attributed Louisa’s uncommon success to her father, Bronson Alcott, assuming that this outspoken idealist was the source of his daughter’s progressive thinking and remarkable independence. But in this riveting dual biography, award-winning biographer Eve LaPlante explodes these myths, drawing from a trove of surprising new documents to show that it was Louisa’s actual “Marmee,” Abigail May Alcott, who formed the intellectual and emotional center of her world. Abigail, whose difficult life both inspired and served as a warning to her devoted daughters, pushed Louisa to excel at writing and to chase her unconventional dreams in a male-dominated world. In Marmee & Louisa, LaPlante, Abigail’s great-niece and Louisa’s cousin, re-creates their shared story from diaries, letters, and personal papers, some recently discovered in a family attic and many others that were thought to have been destroyed. Here at last Abigail is revealed in her full complexity—long dismissed as a quiet, self-effacing background figure, she comes to life as a fascinating writer and thinker in her own right. A politically active feminist firebrand, she was a highly opinionated, passionate, ambitious woman who fought for universal civil rights, publicly advocating for abolition, women’s suffrage, and other defin-ing moral struggles of her era. In this groundbreaking work, LaPlante paints an exquisitely moving and utterly convincing portrait of a woman decades ahead of her time, and the fiercely independent daughter whose life was deeply entwined with her mother’s dreams of freedom. This gorgeously written story of two extraordinary women is guaranteed to transform our view of one of America’s most beloved authors.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Eve LaPlante
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-11-06
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781451620689


Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott

PBS and HBO documentary scriptwriter Harriet Reisen reveals the extraordinary woman behind the beloved American classic as never before. Louisa May Alcott is the perfect gift for fans of Little Women and of Greta Gerwig's adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, and Saoirse Ronan. “At last, Louisa May Alcott has the biography that admirers of Little Women might have hoped for.” —The Wall Street Journal's 10 Best Books of the Year A fresh, modern take on the remarkable Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Reisen's vivid biography explores the author's life in the context of her works, many of which are to some extent autobiographical. Although Alcott secretly wrote pulp fiction, harbored radical abolitionist views, and served as a Civil War nurse, her novels went on to sell more copies than those of Herman Melville and Henry James. Stories and details culled from Alcott's journals, together with revealing letters to family, friends, and publishers, plus recollections of her famous contemporaries, provide the basis for this lively account of the author's classic rags-to-riches tale.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Harriet Reisen
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2009-10-27
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781429928816


Eden S Outcasts The Story Of Louisa May Alcott And Her Father

Eden S Outcasts The Story Of Louisa May Alcott And Her Father

Evaluates the relationship between Louisa May Alcott and her idealistic father, discussing how Louisa's exuberant personality often challenged Bronson's child-rearing philosophies and how Louisa eventually came to support her family through writing.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : John Matteson
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2008-11-17
Total Pages : 512 Pages
ISBN : 9780393333596


Louisa Waterford And John Ruskin

Louisa Waterford And John Ruskin

Louisa Waterford (1818-91), modest, retiring, of good family, renowned for her beauty, and with extraordinary grace, was the embodiment of a Victorian ideal of womanhood. But like the age itself, her life was filled with contrasts and paradoxes. She had been born with artistic gifts, and became a satellite of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, though she had no formal training. Then, at the height of John Ruskin's intellectual power and success as a critic, she asked him to accept her as an art student, and he accepted. Their correspondence- often harshly critical, never, as Waterford put it, falsely praising - lies at the heart of this book. These are letters which open a spectrum of discussion on the cultural, gender and social issues of the period. Both Waterford and Ruskin engaged in tireless philanthropic work for diverse causes, crossing social boundaries with subtle determination, and both responded to a sense of duty as well as an artistic vocation. But, as Ings-Chambers shows, their correspondence was more than a dialogue about society: it helped to make Waterford the artist she became.

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Genre : Foreign Language Study
Author : Caroline Ings-Chambers
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-07-05
Total Pages : 252 Pages
ISBN : 9781351559690


Louisa And Louisa County

Louisa And Louisa County

Filled with local stories and anecdotes and containing an impressive range of photographs-from snapshots of veterans of the War Between the States to high school class pictures from the 1950s; from early images of the resort area to photographs documenting recent changes to Louisa-this new book will earn a lasting place on area bookshelves and will be handed down from generation to generation for years to come. Louisa and Louisa County will be enjoyed by older folk as a trip down memory lane, and appreciated by younger generations as a glimpse of an era when life was harder, but perhaps simpler. Also a valuable source of information for newcomers to the area, this powerful work serves to remind us of the importance of understanding our past and preserving our heritage in our march toward the twenty-first century.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Pattie Gordon Pavlansky Cooke
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 1997-05-01
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9781439633625


Invincible Louisa

Invincible Louisa

Biography tracing the fascinating life of Louisa May Alcott from her happy childhood in Pennsylvania and Boston to her success as a writer of such classics as Little women.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Cornelia Meigs
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release : 1995-10-01
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 0316565946


Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott

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Genre : Authors, American
Author : Louisa May Alcott
Publisher :
Release : 1889
Total Pages : 404 Pages
ISBN : HARVARD:32044011612157


Louisa May Alcott Writing From Her Life

Louisa May Alcott Writing From Her Life

Louisa May Alcott is best known for her novel Little Women, a story that pulls details from her life. See how Alcott's life compares to those of the characters in her story with the nonfiction article in this packet. Then have students complete the included cross-curricular worksheets and branch out with the additional activity ideas.

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Genre : Education
Author : Judy A. Johnson
Publisher : Lorenz Educational Press
Release : 2009-09-01
Total Pages : 7 Pages
ISBN : 9780787719111