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Season 23 Episode 8

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind 'Little Women'

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Dec 28, 2009 on PBS
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Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind 'Little Women'
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The literary life of the famed American novelist and its roots in her upbringing.

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      • Alcott supported her family during lean times by writing pulp adventure stories under false names or anonymously. These lurid fictions were only discovered many years after Alcott's death, when references to strange book titles were discovered in her journals.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Voice of Louisa May Alcott: I was born with a boy's nature and fought with a boy's spirit and a boy's wrath. I never liked girls. Or knew many - except my sisters.

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      • Elizabeth Marvel, Ken Cheeseman, and Jane Alexander are among the actors who recreate historical period roles in this installment.

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