Other Sites of Interest

Here are links to interesting sites about Louisa May Alcott.

Links and photos of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House
and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

The Louisa May Alcott Resource Page
Lesson plans, free ebooks, poetry, photos . . . this site has a treasure trove of resources.

Louisa May Alcott Filmography
Any and all films from the big and little screen related to Louisa’s books

Louisa May Alcott website in French (use your browser to translate)

Louisa May’s recipe for Apple Slump
(courtesy of Miss Party’s Blog)

Take a tour of Louisa May Alcott’s Beacon Hill in Boston

Brief Biographical Accounts

List of Louisa May Alcott’s Works

Commentary

Reviews from Contemporaries

Critical Essays

News Articles

Sites for scholarly research

Emerson and Thoreau

Miscellaneous sites of interest

  • A Life Reading: this one’s in French but Google Chrome will translate it into English. Great pictures!
  • A Passion for Dead Leaves: one of my favorite blogs from my dear friend Mabel. So many thoughtful posts!
  • Forgottenbooks.org: This is a wonderful site for public domain books. You might say, “Sure, I can find these books on Google Books or archive.org” but you won’t find them as nicely formatted as these. Forgottenbooks.org presents a clean, new edition of the book in various formats supporting the Kindle, Nook and PC (although for the Nook you can only get a PDF version unfortunately). Books can also be read online and you can copy portions of the text for research purposes – you’re just asked to cite the particular book and Forgotten Books. I really like this feature as I cannot do this on my Nook. The site is well organized, offering many different book categories. You can keep your own personal library on the site. There is also an image search. I started my membership by downloading Elegant Affinities by by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe and have been enjoying reading the PDF version on my Nook. The site offers instructions on how to put your books onto your devices. There are various levels of membership from free (reading the online versions) to paid (downloading up to 10 or 100 books per month). There’s a lot more to this site that I haven’t looked at yet, but I encourage you to visit Forgottenbooks.org if you’re interested in public domain books in a clean, readable format.
  • Her Book Self – Lisa’s Literary Life: this blog covers a wide range of books from a true read-a-holic.
  • Light, Bright and Sparkling: This is author Diana Birchall’s blog. She has a fascinating post with lots of pictures on Mark Twain’s 70th birthday. Her grandmother is one of the guests!
  • List of books and articles related to dress and fashion reform
  • Musings of a Bookworm: several great posts about our favorite author on this blog.
  • Reading, Writing, Working, Playing: wonderful literary blog
  • Silver Threads: Books, Silver, Slide Shows: This blogger reads a lot and offers very intelligent commentary on what she reads. Here’s what she wrote on Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters, and Journals, edited by Ednah D. Cheney
  • The Literary Ladies Guide to the Writing Life – some of my posts on Louisa appear on this terrific site featuring prominent women authors and their advice on writing
  • Women, Words, and Wisdom Powerful truths in women’s voices: a blog dedicate to women writers
  • Yet Another Journal: an interesting potpourri of “Nostalgia, DVDs, old movies, television, OTR, fandom, good news and bad, picks, pans, cute budgie stories, cute terrier stories, and anything else I can think of.” The budgie stories I’d like to see!

3 thoughts on “Other Sites of Interest

  1. […] is just a small selection of interesting sites that I list on my Other Sites of Interest page. I invite you to visit it and check out the various blogs and […]

    • Susan H. says:

      “Take a tour of Louisa May Alcott’s Beacon Hill in Boston” is listed as a site of interest. Not a complaint. . . but I believe the Temple School location is not accurate. Comparing it to many other sources of information, I believe it was located at the corner of Tremont St. and Temple Place. There are drawings of the exterior of this Temple School building from many sources and you can see that there is a building to it’s left in these drawings. The Temple School building, I am pretty sure, is gone. But the building that was to it’s left is still there, it is The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston. At 138 Tremont St., Boston, MA
      Pull up a drawing of the old Temple School (exterior) and googlemap street view the above address and see what you think.

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