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Louisa May Alcott: The Contemporary Reviews (American Critical Archives)
ISBN13: 9780521827805
ISBN: 0521827809
List Price: $205.0
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Louisa May Alcott was very popular and respected as the author of novels, sensational tales, travel writing and temperance tracts. In addition to providing a wealth of new information for scholars interested in the writer, this considerable collection of nineteenth century reviews also reveals more about the ways in which reading audiences were constructed in the nineteenth century U.S. The reviews provide a window into nineteenth century attitudes toward popular fiction and women writers as well.