FEMINIST FRIDAY

Haddon Musings

“I want to do something splendid…something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday.”
― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

I remember reading those words when I was a young girl and holding Little Women to my heart.  At last I thought there is someone like me who wants to be independent and write and conquer the world and won’t be told that a “girl” can’t do it.

It was the anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s birth on November 29.  Here is her story.

My book came out; and people began to think that
topsy-turvy Louisa would amount to something after all …

-Louisa May Alcott, 1855

Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832. She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth, and May, were educated…

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