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Edens Outcasts Louisa May Alcott Is Known Universally Yet During Louisa S Youth, The Famous Alcott Was Her Father, Bronson, An Eminent Teacher And A Friend Of Emerson And Thoreau He Desired Perfection, For The World And From His Family Louisa Challenged Him With Her Mercurial Moods And Yearnings For Money And Fame The Other Prize She Deeply Coveted Her Father S Understanding Seemed Hardest To Win This Story Of Bronson And Louisa S Tense Yet Loving Relationship Adds Dimensions To Louisa S Life, Her Work, And The Relationships Of Fathers And Daughters.


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10 thoughts on “Edens Outcasts

  1. says:

    I borrowed a copy of this book from my library but am definitely going to purchase a copy for my own shelves It is worth owning just for the closing paragraph of the book one of the best endings to a biography I have ever read This is a masterpiece of research into two very fascinating lives John Matteson clearly read every word written by Bronson and Louisa every book, story, letter and journal entry as well as journal entries and letters written by those close to them His book is readabl I borrowed a copy of this book from my library but am definitely going to purchase a copy for my own shelves It is wo...


  2. says:

    It s rather hard to condense my views of this book into a few sentences I had never known much about Louisa May Alcott s life only that which I d gleaned from Little Women, which is partly autobiographical, as well as my reading earlier this year of The Concord Quartet about Bronson Alcott, Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne She deserves whatever attention we can give her as an author and as a woman Far from the domestic minded heroines of her most famous novel, she was independent, determined It s rather hard to condense my views of this book into a few sentences I had never known much about Louisa May Alcott s life only that which I d gleaned from Little Women, which is partly autobiographical, as well as my reading earlier this year of The Concord Quartet about Bronson Alcott, Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne She deserves whatever attention we can give her as an author and as a woman Far from the domestic minded heroines of her most famous novel, she was independent, determined, courageous and purposefully single Hers is the destiny that Jo March should have had a...


  3. says:

    Thank you to John Matteson for reading every scrap the Alcotts left behind and digesting it into this wonderful dual biography.I was a young reader of Little Women maybe 10 times and the rest of the series Later as an adult, I never quite put together the pieces the family Now I know how the Alcotts fit in with Emerson and Thoreau, the role of Fruitlands in the life of the Alcotts and how it was the Amy came to marry Laurie.The above paragraph could sound flip without the understanding of ho Thank you to John Matteson for reading every scrap th...


  4. says:

    I read this book because of Bronson Alcott not Louisa My interests are in Transcendentalism, and I knew that Alcott was right in the middle of this thought movement I absolutely loved the full picture the lifelong experiences of the Alcott family and the many familiar figures such as Hawthorne, Emerson, and Thoreau who came in and out of their lives I found Alcott an enigmatic figure A paradox Louisa s life in many ways seemed sad to me She seemed a tormented soul she was driven to write I read this book because of Bronson Alcott not Louisa My interests are in Transcendentalism, and I knew that Alcott was right in the middle of this thought movement I absolutely loved the full picture the lifelong experiences of the Alcott family and the many familiar figures such as Hawthorne, Emerson, and Thoreau who came in and out of their lives I found Alcott an enigmatic figure A paradox Louisa s life in many ways seemed sad to me She seemed a tormented soul she was driven to write and for success, but she couldn t cope with all the attention and in many ways didn t like her fans She had a fiery ar...


  5. says:

    The mid nineteenth century American Transcendentalism movement was, in my admittedly unstudied opinion, littlethan high minded navel gazing ineffectual but ultimately harmless But perhaps there was a dark side to this dull un philosophy In Eden s Outcasts, John Matteson examines Bronson Alcott s fervent embrace of Transcendentalism and the repercussions for Alcott s family, which included most famously his second eldest daughter Louisa May Alcott.In 1843, attempting to live in accordance The mid nineteenth century American Transcendentalism movement was, in my admittedly unstudied opinion, littlethan high minded navel gazing ineffectual but ultimately harmless But perhaps there was a dark side to this dull un philosophy In Eden s Outcasts, John Matteson examines Bronson Alcott s fervent embrace of Transcendentalism and the repercussions for Alcott s family, which included most famously his second eldest daughter Louisa May Alcott.In 1843, attempting to live in accordance with the principles of Transcendentalism, Bronson Alcott founded a utopian socialist community in Harvard, Mass, and he moved his wife and four young daughters there to live in self inflicted depr...


  6. says:

    Eden s Outcasts The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father is the Pulitzer prizewinning, engrossing and meticulously researched biography of Amos Bronson Alcott, an educator, philosopher and part of the transcendental movement in the early nineteenth century along with Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller It is also the biography of his famous daughter and author Louisa May Alcott This was an interesting and fascinating ...


  7. says:

    This was a gorgeously written biography that gave such keen insights into the personalities and development of Louisa May Alcott and her father Bronson Alcott The latter s utopian designs and idealistic spirit led the family intothan its share of hard times, and the former s struggles with moods and eventual mercury poisoning they gave her poison as a treatment for typhoid while she served as a nurse in the Civil War made for a difficult and certainly not universally sunny life But rea This was a...


  8. says:

    Intelligent and scholarly without being at all dry, this biography is in my opinion, an almost perfect telling of the two great lives As the writer notes each member of the Alcott family dealt with compromise and failure, yet the whole family was...


  9. says:

    There is so muchto Louisa May Alcott than just Little Women This is a wonderful biography of her and her father, Bronson.


  10. says:

    A fascinating look at the real life Jo March and her father The author does an excellent job embedding Bronson Alcott and his family in their New England Transcendentalist milieu, showing how it shaped Alcott s views and influenced his and his family s lives Matteson doesn t shy away from Bronson s flaws as a father and a husband, but also clearly shows his questioning nature, his wide ranging if somewhat unfocused intelligence, his faith in human nature, and his keen interest in early child A fascinating look at the real life Jo March and her father The author does an excellent job embedding Bronson Alcott and his family in their New England Transcendentalist milieu, showing how it shaped Alcott s views and influenced his and his family s lives Matteson doesn t shy away from Bronson s flaws as a father and a husband, but also clearly shows his questioning nature, his wide ranging if somewhat unfocused intelligence, his faith in human nature, and his keen interest in early childhood education In that, he s much like Louisa herself, who obviously loved her father deeply while still recognizing his shortcomings I learned a lot about other New England literati as well Thoreau, Emerson, Hawthorne, etc I came away from this with a new appreciation for Louisa May Alcott s achievem...


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