Content Work: A Story of Experience:
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Country: United States
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.