Louisa May AlcottPosted: October 21, 2011 | |
Sometimes, it seems like our world has forgotten that something can be great without the “award-winning” label. Did we get that from sports? Louisa May Alcott never won an award for her writing. Ever. Books about her have won awards, but she never did. I can’t imagine my childhood without her books. From the March Family Sagas (Little Women, Little Men, Jo’s Boys) to An old Fashioned Girl and all the rest, I LOVED her books. I guess for her time period, just getting published as a woman and supporting herself was reward enough. Maybe as a society we weren’t as big on recognition or the insistence that something has to be “award-winning” to be good. Either way, she deserves one in my book.
For a link to a memorial foundation, click HERE.
For a link to her books on libravox (free audio books)/
Most of her books are free on project Gutenberg.