Alcott, Louisa M.

   Writer of juvenile and other tales, dau. of Amos Bronson Alcott, an educational and social theorist, lecturer, and author, was b. in Pennsylvania. During the American civil war she served as a nurse, and afterwards attained celebrity as a writer of books for young people, of which the best is Little Women (1868). Others are Little Men and Jo's Boys. She also wrote novels, including Moods and Work.

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  • Alcott,Louisa May — Alcott, Louisa May. 1832 1888. American writer and reformer best known for her largely autobiographical novel Little Women (1868 1869). * * * …   Universalium

  • Alcott, Louisa May — born Nov. 29, 1832, Germantown, Pa., U.S. died March 6, 1888, Boston, Mass. U.S. author. Daughter of the reformer Bronson Alcott, she grew up in Transcendentalist circles in Boston and Concord, Mass. She began writing to help support her mother… …   Universalium

  • Alcott, Louisa May — (29 nov. 1832, Germantown, Pa., EE.UU.–6 mar. 1888, Boston, Mass.). Escritora estadounidense. Hija del reformista Bronson Alcott, creció en los círculos trascendentalistas de Boston y Concord, Mass. Comenzó a escribir para contribuir al sustento… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Alcott, Louisa May —  (1833–1888) American writer, daughter of Amos Bronson Alcott (1799–1888), author and philosopher …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • ALCOTT, LOUISA MARY —    a popular American authoress, who acted as a nurse to the wounded during the Civil War; her works mostly addressed to the young (1832 1888) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Alcott, Louisa May —    см. Олкотт, Луиза Мэй …   Писатели США. Краткие творческие биографии

  • Louisa May Alcott — (* 29. November 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania; † 6. März 1888 in Roxbury, Massachusetts) war eine US amerikanische Schriftstellerin. Weltweit berühmt wurde sie als Autorin der Juge …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Louisa May Alcott — Louise M. Alcott Nacimiento 29 de noviembre de 1832 Germantown, Pensilvania Defunción …   Wikipedia Español

  • Louisa — [lo͞o ē′zə] n. a feminine name: see LOUIS1 * * * (as used in expressions) Alcott Louisa May Cavell Edith Louisa Greta Louisa Gustafsson * * * …   Universalium

  • Alcott — Alcott, Louisa May, nordamerik. Jugendschriftstellerin, geb. 29. Nov. 1833 zu Germantown bei Philadelphia, gest. 6. März 1888 zu Concord bei Boston; von ihren zahlreichen Kinderschriften am bekanntesten »Little women« (1868; deutsch, 2. Aufl.… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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