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Work A Story of Experience

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ISBN-10: 014039091X

ISBN-13: 9780140390919

Edition: 139th 1994

Authors: Louisa May Alcott, Joy S. Kasson, Joy S. Kasson

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Whether one is reading them for the first time or re-reading old favorites, the titles in this series seem like old friends. Mature readers can revisit timeless treasures; young, struggling, or reluctant readers are given a format that helps them connect to the great body of American and world literature. In this story of a woman's search for a meaningful life, Alcott moves outside the family setting of her best-known works. Originally published in 1872, Work is both an exploration of Alcott's personal conflicts and a social critique, examining women's independence, the moral significance of labor, and the goals to which a woman can aspire. Influenced by Transcendentalism and by the Women's…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Edition: 139th
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer for a time, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled in the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner, Gilded Age in 1873. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi (1883), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). He died of a…