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Invincible Louisa is the story of Louisa May Alcott and her family. The book begins with the early stages of her life--her birth and childhood, and the many moves that her family made over the years.
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Louisa was a stuborn, ambitious girl. She had dreams of being a writer or an actor. She had three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth, and May who were the models for her other characters in Little Women.

The book also tells the heartwarming, exciting story of the Alcott family, and how they grew and changed over the years. Louisa's father, Bronson Alcott, was a transcendental philosopher who knew Emerson and Thoreau. The girls also became good friends with them.

Most significantly, the story tells how Louisa become a published author and saved her family from poverty at last. The story is well worth the read for anyone who loves the book Little Women--and anyone who likes stories about extraordinary people.
The review of this Book prepared by Megan E. Davis

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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   writer Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1600-1899

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes Europe    -   Yes Century:    -   19th century

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged    -   like laughing How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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