Work: A Story of Experience

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3.75 · 4 ratings · Published: Jan 13th, 1977 {{ book.ratingTitle }}
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.

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