Eden's Outcasts by John Matteson
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Eden's Outcasts
By John Matteson

Eden's Outcasts

The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

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Eden's Outcasts by John Matteson

Book Awards

  • Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Biography 2008.

Book Description

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography Louisa May Alcott is known universally. Yet during Louisa's youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson-an eminent teacher and a friend of Emerson and Thoreau. He desired perfection, for the world and from his family. Louisa challenged him with her mercurial moods and yearnings for money and fame. The other prize she deeply coveted-her father's understanding-seemed hardest to win. This story of Bronson and Louisa's tense yet loving relationship adds dimensions to Louisa's life, her work, and the relationships of fathers and daughters.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393333596
ISBN-10: 0393333590
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 140mm x 33mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Little Men by John Matteson Little Men, Paperback / softback (November 2012)

At the end of "Little Women, " Jo March inherits the Plumfield estate. Now she and her husband have turned it into an experimental school for boys. Here is the continued story of Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer. Revised reissue.

Eden's Outcasts by John Matteson Eden's Outcasts, Hardback (January 2008)

The beloved author of Little Women was torn between pleasing her idealistic father and planting her feet in the material world.

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Author Biography - John Matteson

John Matteson was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for Eden's Outcasts and is also the author of The Lives of Margaret Fuller, which received the Ann M. Sperber Prize for Best Biography of a Journalist. He has been a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society and of the Leon Levy Center for Biography. He received the Distinguished Faculty Award of the John Jay College Alumni Association and the Dean's Award for Distinguished Achievement from the Columbia University School of Arts and Sciences. Distinguished Professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, he lives in the Bronx.

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