Review of “Louisa on the Front Lines” by Samantha Seiple

Many fans of Little Women are not aware of the fact that Louisa May Alcott, a bestselling children's author, also served her country during the Civil War as a nurse.  Because of her experience in taking care of her dying sister Lizzie, Alcott was accepted as a nurse, serving in Washington, DC in the Union …

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Impressions of Louisa May Alcott by her nephew, John Pratt Alcott

My thanks to Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House for alerting us to this article, found in Good Housekeeping Magazine, January 1913.  And thanks to Jodi Pollack Benaroch for providing the link. I have created a PDF of the article which you can download here: John P. Alcott The Little Women of Old Good Housekeeping Magazine …

1950 biopic of Louisa May Alcott

Thanks to Lorraine Tosiello for this great find -this 15 minute biopic is pretty good! It makes me wonder if it was made in conjunction with Madeleine B. Stern's biography of Louisa released in the same year. Judging from what it included in this film, it makes me thing there was some connection. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMu2OPoXDsg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1qW9Y-UieXTjLi1AY7CgL-Iqb4Kk62DAnqBswNxdIvEn2QYnfqYsyyt6I

Comprehensive guide to original source material by Louisa May Alcott and family members

From Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers is the most comprehensive list of archives (minus the Houghton Library collection) regarding Louisa May Alcott that I have seen. If you are researching Alcott and her family and want to read journal entries and letters written by Alcott family members, be sure and check out these …

Enough Little Women reboots — how about a full-length movie about the author?

The recent article in the Atlantic titled “The Lie of Little Women” by Sophie Gilbert (September 2018 issue) got me to thinking: when will someone step up and make a film about the real-life Jo March, Louisa May Alcott? I am not talking about another documentary; the American Masters film made by Nancy Porter and …

Highlights from Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott

As part of the Louisa May Alcott reading challenge hosted by the In the Bookcase blog, I pledged I would read and post on Jo’s Boys and Anne Boyd Rioux’s latest, Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters. This post will be about Jo’s Boys. I am fortunate …

Writer In Bloom – looking to Louisa May Alcott for strength and inspiration

This is the first of what I hope will be many guest posts by the several talented writers, teachers and scholars who follow this blog. You all have much to say and I enjoy sharing it on this blog. This is a piece by Jill Fuller. When I am stuck in my writing or mired …