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WORK: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott - Hardcover - 1874 - from Kubik Fine Books Ltd,  ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

WORK: A Story of Experience

by Louisa May Alcott

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Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1874. Hardcover. Brown cloth. Covers well-rubbed, restoration work with book being rebacked and the original spine laid down with newer cloth to fill in chipping at spine ends. Bookplate on front free endpaper else unmarked. Early printing of one of the classic children's book author's lesser-known works.

A story about a nineteenth-century woman's search for a meaningful life through work outside the family sphere, Work is at once Alcott's exploration of her personal challenges and a social critique of America.




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