Archive: "Louisa May Alcott" Category

New acquisitions: literature by women

For Women’s History month, today’s post features some of our newest literary acquisitions by women authors, across several genres, from Victorian sensation fiction to the how-to book. VICTORIAN NOVELS Harriet Rakes, The Marriage Contract. London, 1849. Call number: Victorian Collection PR 5205 .R68 M3 1849 Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Ivors, or The Two Cousins. London, 1856. …

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Christmas with Dorothy and Louisa

Two recent additions to the literary authors collections are perfect for the upcoming Christmas season! First: A Merry Christmas, and Other Stories (Penguin, 2014) anthologizes Louisa May Alcott’s holiday-themed short fiction and passages from novels like Little Women. There are numerous compilations of Alcott’s Christmas tales in the Alcott Collection, including picture books. Call number: …

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Comics & Rare Literary Authors

The library’s current Comics & Mormons exhibit features original artwork and published comics and graphic novels from Special Collections’ America Collection.  You may be surprised to learn that graphic novels, comic books, and even anime are hiding in other collections as well! Back in 2010, this blog featured some graphic novel treatments of Herman Meville’s …

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Halloween Literary Mashups!

Just in time for your holiday reading spooktacular come these mashups from Special Collections literary holdings. Find these today in the library catalog: Little Women and Werewolves (2010) In the new tradition of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Little Women and Werewolves reveals Louisa May Alcott’s classic as she originally wrote it! Robbie Burns, Witch …

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Updated author collection guides

If you’re a regular user of the HBLL’s subject guides, you’ve probably seen the newly upgraded designs. We’re happy to announce that the collection guides for the Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth, Robert Burns Collection, Walt Whitman Collection,  Louisa May Alcott Collection, and Herman Melville Collection have all been re-designed with updated information including recent …

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Louisa May Alcott’s First Novel

December marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Moods, Louisa May Alcott’s first novel. Alcott wrote Moods, a novel of love and marriage, sometime during the period 1860-61. She may have been partly inspired by the 1860 marriage of her older sister Anna to John Pratt. The plot of Moods revolves around a love …

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New Critical Works on American Literary Authors

Here are a few of the latest acquisitions to BYU’s comprehensive collections of authors Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, and Louisa May Alcott. You will only find them in Special Collections! Laure Katsaros, New York-Paris: Whitman, Baudelaire, and the Hybrid City (Univ. of Michigan P, 2012). Call number: WHITMAN PS 3233 .K38 2012   Martin Kevorkian, …

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Special Collections authors you’ve never heard of

Part IV: Clara Endicott Sears Clara Endicott Sears (1863-1960) was born 150 years ago this month. Sears was a wealthy Bostonian who authored several histories and a few long-forgotten novels. Today, she is best remembered as a preservationist and collector of American folk art and Native American art and artifacts. In 1910, Sears purchased the …

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