10 Interesting Louisa May Alcott Facts

Tuesday, July 15th 2014. | People

Louisa May Alcott Facts inform with the famous writer, nurse and tutor. This woman is well-known with her connections to other Transcendentalist thinkers and children stories. If you want to know the detail information about her family, marriage, personal life and life span, check the following facts below:

Louisa May Alcott Facts 1: life span

Alcott was born on 29 November 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. She passed away on 6 March 1888. Louisa had various nicknames. She was well known as Flora Fairfield, A. M. Barnard, Louisa M. Alcott, L. M. Alcott and Flora Fairchild.

Louisa May Alcott Facts 2: parents

Her father was Amos Bronson Alcott. He was a well known educational experimenter, philosopher and Transcendentalist. His mother was a relative of Samuel May, an abolitionist. Her name was Abigail May. There were four daughters in the family. Louisa was the second one.

Louisa May Alcott Facts

Louisa May Alcott Facts

Louisa May Alcott Facts 3: marriage

During her life, Louisa never married.  But she had children for she became the adoptive mother of a nephew and a sister’s daughters.

Louisa May Alcott Facts 4: education

She only received little formal education since she was a woman. But she was privately taught by his father. She learned a lot about botany from Henry David Thoreau. She also loved to read by visiting the library of Ralph Waldo Emerson who became her neighbor. Check Henry David Thoreau facts here.

Louisa May Alcott Image

Louisa May Alcott Image

Louisa May Alcott Facts 5: associates

There were several people who always associated with Louisa. Some of them included Lydia Maria Child, Elizabeth Peabody, Julia Ward Howe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Theodore Parker and Margaret Fuller.

Louisa May Alcott Facts 6: Transcendental Wild Oats

Transcendental Wild Oats is the story that Alcott’s wrote based on the family experience. At that time, his father founded Fruitlands, a utopian community.  By reading her story, you can find out the characters of her father and mother.

Louisa May Alcott Pic

Louisa May Alcott Pic

Louisa May Alcott Facts 7: Ellen Emerson

Ellen Emerson was the daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Due to the financial difficulty, Louisa also served as a tutor of Emerson’s daughter. But she also published collection or fables and wrote short stories to make a living.

Louisa May Alcott Facts 8: nurse

You are wrong if you think that Louisa is only a tutor and writer. She also tried to be a nurse. She went to Washington DC and worked as Dorothea Dix and the U.S. Sanitary Commission during the civil war.

Louisa May Alcott Writer

Louisa May Alcott Writer

Louisa May Alcott Facts 9: Hospital Sketches

‘Hospital Sketches’ is her memoir when she worked as a nurse. This memoir was very successful.

Louisa May Alcott Facts 10: the first novel

‘Moods’ is her first novel published in 1864. Little Women is another book that Alcott wrote based on the characters of sister in the family. It was published in 1868.

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott

In 1865, she travelled to Europe’s. She worked as an editor for children magazine in 1867. Do you have any opinion on facts about Louisa May Alcott?

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