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The Double Life: The Journal of Louisa May Alcott

  • Judy Simons
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Abstract

In 1843 when she was ten, Louisa May Alcott described in her journal ‘A Sample of our Lessons’:

‘What virtues do you wish more of?’ asks Mr.L. I answer:—

Patience, Love, Silence,

Obedience, Generosity, Perseverance,

Industry, Respect, Self-denial.

‘What vices less of?’

Idleness, Wilfulness, Vanity,

Impatience, Impudence, Pride,

Selfishnes, Activity, Love of cats.

Keywords

Good Wife Double Life Literary Woman Literary Sphere Tragic Play 
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Notes

  1. 6.
    Louisa May Alcott, Behind A Mask ( London: Hogarth Press, 1985 ) p. 12.Google Scholar
  2. 7.
    Ann Rosalind Jones, ‘Writing The Body: Toward an Understanding of L’Écriture Feminine’, in The New Feminist Criticism, ed. Elaine Showalter ( London: Virago Press, 1986 ) p. 373.Google Scholar
  3. 11.
    Louisa May Alcott, Little Women (Harmondsworth-Puffin, 1978) p. 119.Google Scholar
  4. 13.
    Martha Saxton, Louisa May: A Biography of Louisa May Alcott ( London: André Deutsch, 1975 ) p. 16.Google Scholar
  5. 14.
    Carolyn G. Heilbrun, Reinventing Womanhood ( London: Victor Gollancz, 1979 ) p. 72.Google Scholar

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© Judy Simons 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Judy Simons
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  1. 1.Sheffield City PolytechnicUK

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