The following list includes monographs only, though the Alcott Collection has many copies of individual essays and journal articles dealing with Alcott and her works. These articles can be found through a search of the library catalog.
Bedell, Madelon. The Alcotts: biography of a family. New York: Carkson N. Potter, 1980
Elbert, Sarah. A hunger for home: Louisa May Alcott and Little Women. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1984.
Meigs, Cornelia. The story of the author of Little Women: Invincible Louisa. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1934.
Saxton, Martha. Louisa May: a modern biography of Louisa May Alcott. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1977.
Shealy, Daniel. Alcott in her own time: a biographical chronicle of her life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs
by family, friends, and associates. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2005.
Stern, Madeleine B. Louisa May Alcott: a biography (new edition). Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1999.
|Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1018 .S75 1999|
Worthington, Marjorie M. Miss Alcott of Concord, a biography. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1958.
Selected Alcott Criticism
Delamar, Gloria T. Louisa May Alcott and “Little women”: biography, critique, publications, poems, songs, and contemporary
relevance. Jefferson, North Carolina; London: McFarland & Company, 1990.
Louisa May Alcott: the contemporary reviews. Edited by Beverly Lyon Clark. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Marsella, Joy A. The Promise of Destiny: children and women in the short stories of Louisa May Alcott. Westport,
Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983.
Payne, Alma J. Louisa May Alcott: a reference guide. Boston: GK Hall, 1980.
Stern, Madeleine B. Louisa May Alcott: from blood & thunder to hearth & home. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1998.
|Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1018 .S752 1998|
Trites, Roberta Seelinger. Twain, Alcott, and the birth of the adolescent reform novel. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2007.
|Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1338 .T75 2007|
Williams, Susan S. Reclaiming authorship: literary women in America, 1850-1900. Philadelphia: University of
Pennsylvania Press, 2006.
|Call number: Alcott Collection PS 217 .W64 W55 2006|