Work, by Louisa May Alcott

First published by Robert's Brothers in 1873, this is a 1900 reprint by Little, Brown and Company, Boston. 

Bound in mustard cloth with gold gilt and reddish-brown inlay. 


Condition Notes

Like hard work, this book has led a hard life, and it shows. The writing on the cover and spine remains proudly bright and readable. The binding is still secure but is suggesting to you that after all this "work", it is getting tired.  Nonetheless, this book would be very happy in the hands of an Alcott appreciator, and even happier on your library shelf enjoying a good rest (something Marmee and Louisa would both have understood). 


About WORK

Work: A Story of Experience, first published in 1873, is a semi-autobiographical novel by Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women, set in the times before and after the American Civil War. It is one of "several nineteenth-century novels [which] uncovers the changes in women's work in the new industrial era, as well as the dilemmas, tensions, and the meaning of that work". The story depicts the struggles of a young woman trying to support herself. The main character, Christie Devon, works outside the home in a variety of different jobs, but the end of her story marks "the beginning of a new career as a voice and activist for other working women". The character David Sterling is loosely based on Alcott's friend, Henry David Thoreau.



Work: A Story of Experience, by Louisa May Alcott

SKU: 1-141