Alcott, Louisa May

20 November 1832 - 6 March 1888

American writer best known, of course, for Little Women; she wrote a small number of thrillers, many of them anonymously or under the pseudonym "A. M. Barnard," early in her career.

Sites:
Biographical essay
[Helena Maragou, American College of Greece; Literary Encyclopedia]
Louisa May Alcott
Includes biographical note and very helpful bibliograpical information, as befits a website by a librarian. [Susan Lank Tolbert]
Biographical note and links.
[Empire Zine]
Biographical note
[Scribbling Women/Domestic Goddesses]
Biographical note
Part of the PBS website for the 2000 Masterpiece Theatre production of E. Nesbit's classic The Railway Children.
Orchard House
Website for the Alcott family home, now a museum; contains biographical information and more.


Etexts:
"The Abbot's Ghost" [Jan. 1867]
Also known as "Maurice Treherne's Temptation: A Christmas Story"

"Ariel, A Legend of the Lighthouse" [July 1865]

"Doctor Dorn's Revenge"
- at BlackMask: HTML (26K) or PDF

"A Double Tragedy: An Actor's Story"

"The Fate of the Forrests"

"A Pair of Eyes; or, The Modern Magic" [1863]

"Taming the Tartar"


Essays and Reviews:
"Dark Mirrorings: The Influence of Fuller on Alcott's 'Pair of Eyes'".
Abstract of a review essay by Christopher A. Fahy, in ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance.
  Louisa May Alcott



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"Louisa May Alcott."