By Daniel Shealy
Via 1888, two decades after the e-book of Little girls, Louisa could Alcott (1832-1888) used to be the most renowned and winning authors the USA had but produced. In her pre-Little ladies days, she concocted blood-and-thunder stories for low wages; post-Little ladies, she really good in household novels and brief tales for kids. accumulated the following for the 1st time are the recollections of people that knew her, nearly all of that have now not been released in view that their unique visual appeal within the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. a number of the published reminiscences during this e-book seemed after Alcott grew to become recognized and show off her as a literary lion, yet others concentrate on her teenager years, while she was once dwelling the lifetime of Jo March; those intimate glimpses into the lifetime of the Alcott kin lead the reader to 1 end: the family members used to be chuffed, enjoyable, and interesting, a great deal just like the fictional Marches. The memories approximately an older and wealthier Alcott express a type and beneficiant, albeit outspoken, girl little replaced by means of her funds and standing. From Annie Sawyer Downs's description of lifestyles in harmony to Anna Alcott Pratt's reminiscences of the Alcott sisters' appearing days to Julian Hawthorne's neighborly portrait of the Alcotts, the thirty-six memories during this copiously illustrated quantity inform the personal and public tale of a striking lifestyles.
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And Mrs. March her father and mother; she herself is Jo, of course. ’ To the calls of these little pilgrims she always presented herself cheerfully, though she used to be inﬁnitely amused at the unmistakable disappointment of her young admirers when they saw this delicate, practical-looking lady, slightly stooped, for their rollicking, romping, nimble Jo. Miss Alcott struck a rich vein of pop-  Anonymous ularity and more substantial reward in her juvenile books, though she herself considers ‘Hospital Sketches’ the best of her writings.
After the death of her father, she had enrolled, along with her sister, Sarah, in Frank Sanborn’s academy in Concord, while her mother remained on the family’s farm in North Elba, New York. Sanborn, long a supporter of John Brown, had helped the abolitionist meet people and raise money when Brown ﬁrst visited Concord in 1857. In 1869, Anne married Samuel Adams, a blacksmith from Ohio, and they moved to Rohnerville, California, where Brown’s widow and several of his children had settled in the mid-1860s.
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary [Springﬁeld, MA: G. and C. , 1913], p. ) “Three Contemporary Accounts of Louisa May Alcott, with Glimpses of Other Concord Notables,” ed. Joel Myerson and Daniel Shealy, New England Quarterly 59 (March 1986): 116–22.  [A Visit to the Alcotts in 1864] * Elizabeth B. Greene Elizabeth B. Greene (1837–1915) was a Massachusetts artist and illustrator, and her 1864 letter offers a contemporaneous picture of Louisa Alcott soon after the publication of Hospital Sketches.