Louisa May Alcott

Essay by justinkyle05High School, 11th gradeA+, February 2004

download word file, 3 pages 3.7

Louisa May Alcott

I : Introduction

1. Realism

2. Louisa May Alcott and other authors

II : Family

1. Father

2. Mother

3. Sisters

III : Teachings

1. Father

2. Journal

3. Fathers Friends

IV : Writings

1. How she got started

2. Short Stories

3. Novels

V : Conclusion

1. Legacy

2. Suffragette

Louisa May Alcott was one of the most famous authors of her time. She was also very interested in realism. Realism, in art and literature, is an attempt to describe human behavior and surroundings or to represent figures and objects exactly as they act or appear in life. Some authors of novels, short stories, and plays, that were realistic, between the 1840's and the 1890's were Gustave Flaubert; Guy de Maupassant; Anton Chekhov; George Eliot; Mark Twain and William Dean Howells, the pioneers of realism; Henry James; and Louisa May Alcott. These realists are some of the most famous authors of the world.

Here are some interesting facts about the famous Louisa May Alcott.

Louisa May Alcott, 1832 - 1888, was born the second of four daughters in Germantown, Pennsylvania into a loving and caring family. Her father was Amos Bronson Alcott. He was a writer and lecturer on educational ideas. His progressive thoughts about education for young children had a great impact on Louisa. (writers for young adults) Her mother was Abigail May Alcott. She was descended from the witch burning Judge Samuel Sewall and the noted abolitionist Colonel Joseph May. The four cheerful Alcott sisters were Anna Bronson, Louisa May, Elizabeth Sewall, and Abba May. Although she was brought up in a poor household, Louisa had a happy childhood learning everything she could.

Louisa was fascinated with writing ever since she was a child. She was always wanting to learn more; eager...