Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott, Newbery Classics, circa 1940s edition.


Written by Louisa May Alcott. Published circa 1940s. The Newbery Classics. David McKay Company.

Chapter III
Miss Campbell

"While the travelers unpack their trunks, we will pick up, as briefly as possible, the dropped stitches in the little romance we are weaving.

"Rose's life had been a very busy and quiet one for the four years following the May-day when she made her choice. Study, exercise, house-work, and many wholesome pleasures, kept her a happy, hearty creature, yearly growing in womanly graces, yet always preserving the innocent freshness girls lose so soon when too early sent upon the world's stage, and given a part to play."

In Rose in Bloom, the sequel to Eight Cousins, Rose Campbell returns to "Aunt Hill" after two years of traveling the world. Suddenly faced with prospects of marriage, she chooses instead to establish herself as an independent young woman. Rose also suspects some friends of liking her more for her money than for who she is.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888) was a formidable, if eccentric woman for her time, raised in respectable poverty in Concord, MA yet well-educated, along with her sisters, by strict but loving parents. The Alcotts were early participants in the Transcendentalist movement, along with Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Louisa was an Abolitionist and feminist, helped nurse wounded Union soldiers.
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Condition*: Very Good. Lacks dust jacket, as issued. Blue cloth cover boards with paste down illustration: Light shelf wear; light rubbing on the spine. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete. Previous owner's first name on back fly leaf dated Dec 17, 1975.

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