search for books and compare prices
cover image
Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date August 1, 2007
Pages 497
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393059649
ISBN-10 0393059642
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.85 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
An evaluation of the complicated relationship between the classic author and her idealistic father considers how Louisa's exuberant personality often challenged Bronson's intricate child-rearing philosophies, describes his failed Fruitlands utopia, and considers how Louisa eventually came to support her family through writing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

The beloved author of Little Women was torn between pleasing her idealistic father and planting her feet in the material world.

Louisa May Alcott's name is known universally. Yet, during her youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson―an eminent teacher, lecturer, and admired friend of Emerson and Thoreau. Willful and exuberant, Louisa flew in the face of all her father's intricate theories of child rearing. She, in turn, could not understand the frugal life Bronson preached, one that reached its epitome in the failed utopian community of Fruitlands. In a family that insisted on self-denial and spiritual striving, Louisa dreamed of wealth and fame. At the same time, like most daughters, she wanted her father's approval. As her father struggled to recover from a breakdown and slowly resurrect his career, Louisa learned to support her family, teaching if she must, but finally finding her vocation in writing. This story of their tense yet loving relationship adds dimensions to Louisa's life, her work, and the relationships of fathers and daughters. 26 illustrations

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780393059649
 
The price comparison is for this edition
1 edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (August 1, 2007)
9780393059649 | details & prices | 497 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $29.95
About: The beloved author of Little Women was torn between pleasing her idealistic father and planting her feet in the material world.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780393333596
 
Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (November 2, 2008)
9780393333596 | details & prices | 497 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.86 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for BiographyLouisa May Alcott is known universally.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.