Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott
Since we're celebrating Louisa May Alcott this week, it's a good time to discover her lesser-known writings. Work: A Story of Experience, according to contributor Susan Bailey, is a feminist manifesto. In this novel, we follow Christie Devon, an orphan freed from taking care of aging parents, as she seeks one profession after another (at least among those available to women of her time), and finds herself in the process. Read more...