Discovering the Real Little Women: Researching The Other Alcott
Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" is a cultural touchstone. But what about the women behind the "Women," Alcott's real-life sisters on whom she based her characters? An interview with novelist Elise Hooper considers the life of "The Other Alcott."
The Grumpiness of Little Women
By focusing in on the characters’ emotions, a scholar discovers something more than good little women. She finds surprisingly angry ones.
Louisa May Alcott, Servant
She’s best known as the intrepid author of Little Women, but Louisa May Alcott was once a domestic servant.