Bibliography - Books By and About Alcott

Bibliography - Books By and About Alcott

Louisa May Alcott’s Lesser Known Works: A Partial Bibliography

         See online:

Alternative Alcott.  Elaine Showalter, ed.  Rutgers University Press, 1988.

*Behind a Mask:  The Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott.
 Madeleine B. Stern, ed.  William Morrow and Co., Inc., 1975.

*A Double Life:  Newly Discovered Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott
Madeleine B. Stern, ed.   Little Brown and Co., 1988.

*Journals of Louisa May Alcott.  Joel Myerson & Daniel Shealy, ed.  University of Georgia Press, 1997.

*A Long Fatal Love Chase.  Random House, 1995.

“M.L.” in The American  Prejudice Against Color. Sarah Elbert, ed.  Northeastern University Press, 2002. 

Moods. Sarah Elbert, ed.  Rutgers University Press, 1999.

*Plots and Counterplots:  More Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott.  Madeleine B. Stern, ed.  Morrow, 1977.

*The Selected Letters of Louisa May Alcott.  Joel Myerson & Daniel Shealy, ed.  University of Georgia Press, 1997.

The Sketches of Louisa May Alcott.  Gregory Eiselein, ed. Ironweed  Press, 2001.

*Work:  A Story of Experience.  Penguin Classics, 1994.

Background & Biographies – A Partial List

*Brooks, Van Wyck.  The Flowering of New England.  Houghton Mifflin, 1981.

* Cheever, Susan.  Louisa May Alcott:  A Personal Biography.  Simon & Schuster, 2010.

*Elbert, Sarah.  A Hunger for Home:  Louisa May Alcott’s Place in American Culture.  Temple University Press, 1984.

Louisa May Alcott:  Her Life, Her Letters, and  Journals.  Ednah Dow Cheney, ed.  Applewood Books, 2010. 

*Matteson, John.  Eden’s Outcasts:  The Story of Louisa May and Her Father.  W.W. Norton, 2007.

*Alcott in Her Own Time:  A Biographical Chronicle of Her Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews and Memoirs by Family Friends and Associates.   Shealy, Daniel, ed.  University of Iowa Press, 2005.

*Stern, Madeleine B.  Louisa May Alcott.  Northeastern University Press, 1999.

*Reisen, Harriet.  Louisa May Alcott:  The Woman Behind Little Women.  Henry Holt, 2009.

Fiction About Louisa May Alcott

* Brooks, Geraldine.  March: A NovelViking, 2005.
(Fictionalized story of Mr. March’s time in the Civil War, during the same timeframe as Little Women.)

Donnelly, Gabrielle. The Little Women Letters.  Simon & Schuster, 2011.

*McNees, Kelly O’Connor. The Lost Summer of Louisa May AlcottPutnam & Sons, 2010.

*O’Brien, PatriciaThe Glory Cloak:  A Novel.  Simon & Schuster, 2004

Book Launch: November 8 at Rhode Island College Faculty Center!

Barata-Logsted, Lauren. Little Women and Me. Bloomsbury, 2011  (Young Adult)


*Available at Providence Public Library and from Ocean State Libraries


Louisa May Alcott programs in libraries are sponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additionally, programs have been funded by The John C.A. Watkins Fund for Lifelong Learning at Providence Public Library.

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women is a documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters, and a biography of the same name written by Harriet Reisen. 

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