Work (Paperback)

A Story of Experience

By Louisa May Alcott, Joy S. Kasson (Introduction by)

Penguin Classics, 9780140390919, 384pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1994

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/20/2007)
Paperback (11/22/2011)
Paperback (3/29/2017)
Paperback (12/28/2016)
Paperback (4/28/2006)
Paperback (11/22/2011)
Paperback (10/1/2019)
Paperback, Large Print (12/1/2005)
Paperback (11/3/2016)
Paperback (1/8/2020)
Paperback (3/30/2018)
Paperback (11/3/2016)
Paperback (10/24/2019)
Paperback (9/13/2006)
Paperback (7/8/2019)
Hardcover (3/1/2007)

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Description

A story about a nineteenth-century woman’s search for a meaningful life through work outside the family sphere, Work is at once Alcott’s exploration of her personal challenges and a social critique of America.

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About the Author

Louisa May Alcott was born in Pennsylvania, in 1832, the second of four daughters. After a period of serving as an army nurse, she published Hospital Sketches in 1863, followed by Gothic Romances and lurid thrillers. In 1868-9, she published Little Women, which proved so popular that it was followed by two sequels and several other novels. She died in 1888.