On Picket Duty, and Other Tales

On Picket Duty, and Other Tales

by Louisa May Alcott

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“On Picket Duty, and Other Tales” is a 1864 collection of short stories by American author Louisa May Alcott. Contents include: “On Picket Duty”, “The King Of Clubs And The Queen Of Hearts”, “The Cross On The Old Church Tower”, and “The Death Of John”. Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888) was an American short story writer, novelist, and poet most famous for writing the novel “Little Women”, as well as its sequels “Little Men” and “Jo's Boys”. She grew up in New England and became associated with numerous notable intellectuals of her time, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Henry David Thoreau. This charming collection of stories are not to be missed by fans of Alcott's work and would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781528788540
Publisher: Read Books Ltd.
Publication date: 10/11/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 94
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Raised by her transcendentalist parents, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Little Women is loosely based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters.

Table of Contents

On picket duty.—The king of clubs and the queen of hearts.—The cross on the old church tower.—The death of John

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