Work: A Story of Experience

by Louisa May Alcott, Joy S. Kasson


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Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott, Joy S. Kasson
Alcott's concerns about social justice, women's work, domesticity, and community lie at the heart of this provocative novel.

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 rights movement, it affirms the possibility of a feminized utopian society.


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