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Rose in Bloom

By Louisa May Alcott and Mint Editions
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Rose in Bloom (1876) is a novel by American author, feminist, and abolitionist Louisa May Alcott. Based on her experience of being raised by a father dedicated to education reform, and grounded in her radical beliefs on the role of women in society, Rose in Bloom is a masterpiece of children’s literature that explores themes of family, death, and perseverance. Rose Campbell was a young girl when her parents passed away. Orphaned, she was taken to the Boston home of her great aunts, the Campbell sisters, who raised her while awaiting the arrival of their brother Alec, Rose’s legal guardian. Now an adult, Rose has returned from a lengthy stay in Europe to find herself pressured to join New England high society in search of a husband. Hesitant at first, she is convinced that by staying true to her education and morals, she will be able to either find a decent man to marry, or at least provide guidance to naïve and wayward suitors. Charlie, her distant cousin, proves one of the latter, and despite Rose’s best efforts he struggles immensely with a fierce addiction to alcohol. As Rose attempts to navigate social life without surrendering her sense of independence, Phebe, her friend and former servant, attempts to rise above her lowly background to become a professional singer and to prove herself worthy of marriage to Archie, Rose’s cousin. Although less popular than Alcott’s “March Family Saga,” Rose in Bloom is a brilliant work that captures the power of love and community over prejudice and convention, and—like each of the author’s works—has long been read and adored by children and adults alike. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Louisa May Alcott’s Rose in Bloom is a classic of American literature and children’s fiction reimagined for modern readers.

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About Louisa May Alcott

Amy Lowell (1874-1925) was an American poet. Born into an elite family of businessmen, politicians, and intellectuals, Lowell was a member of the so-called Boston Brahmin class. She excelled in school from a young age and developed a habit for reading and book collecting. Denied the opportunity to attend college by her family, Lowell traveled extensively in her twenties and turned to poetry in 1902. While in England with her lover Ada Dwyer Russell, she met American poet Ezra Pound, whose influence as an imagist and fierce critic of Lowell’s work would prove essential to her poetry. In 1912, only two years after publishing her first poem in The Atlantic Monthly, Lowell produced A Dome of Many-Coloured Glasses, her debut volume of poems. In addition to such collections of her own poems as Sword Blades and Poppy Seed (1914) and Men, Women, and Ghosts (1916), Lowell published translations of 8th century Chinese poet Li Tai-po and, at the time of her death, had been working on a biography of English Romantic John Keats.

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