Sunday, December 27, 2009

The year of Louisa May Alcott


cabinet card from my personal collection

I have been a huge fan of Louisa May Alcott since I read Little Women. I've always wondered why she was not celebrated like other Victorian authors. Was it because Louisa was a woman? Or was it because she wrote stories for children? Most people do not know she wrote some hardcore stories such as drug abuse, feminism, murder etc. etc.

Tomorrow on PBS at 9 PM (eastern) she will be featured on American Masters. In addition, there is a new nonfiction book called Louisa May Alcott: The woman behind Little Women. It is an excellent resource. This book sheds a new light on Louisa's life. I will be reviewing it this week.

There is a new novel coming out in 2010 about Louisa May Alcott. Plus there are some new twists to her classic tale Little Women.
  • The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O' Connor McNees comes out April 1, 2010(a few days before my bday.)
  • Little Vampire Women by Louisa May Alcott and Lynn Messina
  • Little Women and Werewolves by Louisa May Alcott and Porter Gran
As an Alcott fan I'm stoked. Austen has had the spotlight for far too long in my opinion. It's time for LMA to have her turn!

3 comments:

Alcott said...

I didn't know there was coming both a vampire AND a werewolf Little Women! There's also just been a Graphic Classics anthology which I enjoyed very much.

Harriet Reisen, author of Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women, Producer/Writer (with Nancy Porter Producer/Director) of the American Masters documentary.

Ms. I said...

Yeah I'm not sure how good the books will be. But they could be fun.

BTW, I LOVED your book. It was amazing! I lucked out and was able to snag a copy on Amazon Vine.

mcnees said...

I''m not sure about the vampire and werewolf books, but "The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott" is wonderful!