Anna's Whim [in] The Independent. LOUISA MAY ALCOTT.

A Battle-of-the-Sexes Plot

Anna's Whim [in] The Independent.

Place and Imprint: New York: The Independent, August 28, 1873.
Edition: First appearance in print.
Condition: Slight tears at the folds; in fine condition.
Book ID: 28640

Physical Description

Folio, 40 x 28 cm, self-wrappers, [28] pages. Printed in four columns.


Volume XXV, Number 1291 of New York's Independent newspaper, which contains, beginning on page one, the complete story by Louisa May Alcott entitled "Anna's Whim," which was later collected in Silver Pictures (1876). It was written following the publication of her novel Work: A Story of Experience (1873). At the time Alcott was inundated with requests from magazines and newspapers for her stories and essays, and she sold this one for $100.00 to the Independent. The plot combines "a love story with a battle-of-the-sexes plot, [and] revisits several of the ideas Alcott tackled in Work . . . the central focus is the title character’s 'whim'—Anna’s wish that men treat women the same way they treat each other.'" - Library of American Literature. There are other literary contributors to this issue, including poems by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, J. Boyle O'Reilly and Edgar Fawcett.

Price: $250.00

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