• Work: A Story of Experience
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    Author: Louisa May Alcott

    Country: United States

    Language: English

    Genre:  Classics

    Published: 1873

    Alcott’s concerns about social justice, women’s work, domesticity, and community lie at the heart of this provocative novel.

    In this story of a woman’s search for a meaningful life, Alcott moves outside the family setting of her best known works. Originally published in 1872, Work is both an exploration of Alcott’s personal conflicts and a social critique, examining women’s independence, the moral significance of labor, and the goals to which a woman can aspire. Influenced by Transcendentalism and by the women’s rights movement, it affirms the possibility of a feminized utopian society.