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Little Women

Little Women (Paperback, Critical edition)

By Alcott, Louisa May
Edited by Eiselein, Gregory
Edited by Phillips, Anne K.

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Based on the 1868-69 first edition, this text is fully annotated and is accompanied by a list of textual variations and 11 illustrations. Selections from the author's journals and 20 19th-century reviews give backround to the novel. Modern critical interpretations also feature.

ISBN 9780393976144
Barcode 9780393976144
Published 5 December 2003 by WW Norton & Co
Format Paperback, Critical edition
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ISBN-13 9780393976144
ISBN-10 0393976149
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Publication Date 5 December 2003
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, Critical edition
Edition Critical edition
Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Edited by Eiselein, Gregory
Edited by Phillips, Anne K.
Series Norton Critical Editions (part: 0)
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Literary Studies: 19Th Century
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 665
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 570g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Sisters - Juvenile fiction, United States - Social life and customs - Juvenile fiction, Children's stories - lcsh
NBS Text Literary Studies: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 813.4
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This authoritative, accurate text of the first edition (1868-69) of Little Women is accompanied by textual variants and thorough explanatory annotations. Backgrounds and Contexts includes a wealth of archival materials, among them previously unpublished correspondence with Thomas Niles and Alcott's own precursors to Little Women. Criticism reprints twenty nineteenth-century reviews. Seven modern essays represent a variety of critical theories used to read and study the novel, including feminist (Catharine R. Stimpson, Elizabeth Keyser), new historicist (Richard H. Brodhead), psychoanalytic (Angela M. Estes and Kathleen Margaret Lant), and reader-response (Barbara Sicherman). A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

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Author's Bio

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) is a much beloved author of American literature, in particular the Little Women trilogy, centered on the semiautobiographical March family (Little Women, Little Men, and Jo's Boys). Best known in her time for Little Women, An Old-Fashioned Girl, and Little Men, her obituary in the New York Times declared, There was probably no writer among women better loved by the young than she. Gregory Eiselein is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in English, where he teaches American Literature. He is the author of Literature and Humanitarian Reform in the Civil War Era and editor of Emma Lazarus: Selected Poems and Other Writings and Adah Isaacs Menken: Infelicia and Other Writings. With Anne K. Phillips, he coedited The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia. Anne K. Phillips is Associate Professor of English at Kansas State University where she teaches Children's Literature and American Literature. She is coauthor of Resources for Teaching the Bedford Introduction to Literature and coeditor of the annual Children's Literature 21. With Gregory Eiselein, she coedited The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia.

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