9780813516707-0813516706-Moods (American Women Writers)

Moods (American Women Writers)

ISBN-13: 9780813516707
ISBN-10: 0813516706
Edition: 1st
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publication date: 1991
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Format: Paperback 284 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780813516707
ISBN-10: 0813516706
Edition: 1st
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publication date: 1991
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Format: Paperback 284 pages

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Acknowledged author Louisa May Alcott wrote Moods (American Women Writers) comprising 284 pages back in 1991. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0813516706 and 9780813516707. Since then Moods (American Women Writers) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Moods, Louisa May Alcott's first novel was published in 1864, four years before the best-selling Little Women. The novel unconventionally presents a "little woman," a true-hearted abolitionist spinster, and a fallen Cuban beauty, their lives intersecting in Alcott's first major depiction of the "woman problem."

Sylvia Yule, the heroine of Moods, is a passionate tomboy who yearns for adventure. The novel opens as she embarks on a river camping trip with her brother and his two friends, both of whom fall in love with her. These rival suitors, close friends, are modeled on Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Daniel Thoreau. Aroused, but still "moody" and inexperienced, Sylvia marries the wrong man. In the rest of the novel, Alcott attempts to resolve the dilemma she has created and leave her readers asking whether, in fact, there is a place for a woman such as Sylvia in a man's world.

In 1882, eighteen years after the original publication, Alcott revised and republished the novel. Her own literary success and the changes she helped forge in women's lives now allowed her heroine to meet, as Alcott said, "a wiser if less romantic fate than in the former edition." This new volume contains the complete text of the 1864 Moods and Alcott's revisions for the 1882 version, along with explanatory notes by the editor. A critical introduction places Moods in the context of Alcott's own literary history and in the larger historical setting of nineteenth-century society and culture.

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