Moods (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Moods (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Louisa May Alcott

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Alcott’s first novel, published in 1865 and revised in 1882, is a semi-autobiographical love triangle. Abolitionist Sylvia Yule yearns for romance and adventure, but can she find them in a man’s world? Displaying the influence of Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Moods vividly dramatizes Alcott’s personal struggles of mind and heart.

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ISBN-13: 9781411441828
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 02/22/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 342
Sales rank: 702,754
File size: 327 KB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American writer best known for her classic novel Little Women (1868-69), drawn from her own childhood. Personally educated by writers such as Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau, she first gained literary success with Hospital Sketches (1863), based on her experiences as a nurse during the Civil War. Her writing often deals with women’s issues in an honest, insightful manner.

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Moods 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
nittnut on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
On my list of books to read by favorite authors, Moods was touted to be unlike her stories for young women. I would say yes, and no. I found her writing style and gentle moralizing to be the same. The subject matter was definitely more geared to adult readers, but the story had the same feel. (I feel I can speak with some authority here, having been reading Louisa for at least 30 years now.) I just watched a PBS special on LMA, and some historians speculate she may have been subject to manic depression. This was interesting in that the heroine of Moods was also subject to rather violent mood swings. Very typically of LMA, the heroes and heroine of the story must come to terms with the darker side of themselves, and make sacrifice for the good of those they love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Meh." She shrugged.
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I had never read this before but thought this book was lovely. A piece of me cant stand that sylvia did not go to adam, but it made for an interesting story. Still, they both died because their love was unrealized. Curses to faith for making sure they did not end up together! Did people really think, act and speak like this back when this was written? They talk so much but never get around to coming out and saying what they really mean.
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So far so great
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