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Stern, Madeleine B. 1912-2007

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Most widely held works by Madeleine B Stern
Behind a mask : the unknown thrillers of Louisa May Alcott by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

26 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contains an introduction by M.B. Stern and four stories by L.M. Alcott: Behind a mask; or, A woman's power, The abbot's ghost; or Maurice Treherne's temptation, Pauline's passion and punishment, and The mysterious key and what it opened. The first two of these were published under the pseud. of A.M. Bernard."
Louisa May Alcott by Madeleine B Stern( Book )

37 editions published between 1950 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the New England authoress whose own life and family provided much of the material for some of her most famous novels
A double life : newly discovered thrillers of Louisa May Alcott by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrillers van de hand van de Amerikaanse jeugdboekenschrijfster
Plots and counterplots : more unknown thrillers of Louisa May Alcott by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind control, violence, madness, incest, manipulation, and drug addiction and experimentation are dealt with in six tales with such titles as A Marble Woman and Periilous Play. Bibliogs
The journals of Louisa May Alcott by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selected letters of Louisa May Alcott by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the writer's letters, revealing her observations, struggles, and triumphs
Louisa May Alcott unmasked : collected thrillers by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of America's most adored juvenile fiction writers, Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) also penned anonymous and pseudonymous sensation stories for popular magazines. Her spellbinding tales of intrigue and suspense, violence and evil, jealousy and revenge, were uncovered by the detective work of Madeleine Stern and others, who scrutinized published and unpublished sources for clues to Alcott's secret literary life. Now Alcott's known thrillers are available for the first time in a single volume. Originally published between 1863 and 1870, these twenty-nine tales illuminate Alcott's versatility as a writer and her storytelling talents. The sensation stories, which feature a succession of powerful and passionate heroines, also reveal Alcott's feminist convictions. Alcott wrote for various magazines geared toward different groups of readers, and her works were tailored to conform to the standards and perceived interests of each audience. Serials carried by Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, with its mass readership, were sensational shockers that contained violent themes of narcotics addiction and brutal murder, while the stories for Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine required genteel overtones and less violent plots. The toned-down sensationalism, however, did not preclude feminist heroines, or the titillation of sexual exchanges and the excitement of sexual power struggles. All the tales in Louisa May Alcott Unmasked are engaging potboilers with vivid characters, exotic backdrops, and complex plots that will beguile today's readers
Old books, rare friends : two literary sleuths and their shared passion by Leona Rostenberg( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With their irresistible humor and savvy, Leona and Madeleine share their double lives as writers and scholars as they unlock the secrets found in the pages of rare books."--Cover
We the women; career firsts of nineteenth-century America by Madeleine B Stern( Book )

21 editions published between 1963 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical sketches of American women who were the first females to work in their field ; including the first stockbroker, dentist and college professor
The life of Margaret Fuller by Madeleine B Stern( Book )

22 editions published between 1942 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisa May Alcott : selected fiction by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from "Little Women", "Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag" and other writings
Louisa May Alcott : from blood & thunder to hearth & home by Madeleine B Stern( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Gathered together for the first time in this volume, these influential articles by distinguished Alcott scholar Madeleine Stern illuminate Louisa May Alcott's development as an individual and a writer, revealing a surprisingly complex personality. The essays trace her growing professionalism, uncover her feminist and abolitionist convictions, and discuss the discoveries that unmasked her double literary life
From Jo March's attic : stories of intrigue and suspense by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently uncovered stories of deceptions, betrayals, drugs, suicides, and European royalty which Alcott published anonymously in Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine
Imprints on history, book publishers and American frontiers by Madeleine B Stern( Book )

15 editions published between 1956 and 1975 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays on Louisa May Alcott by Madeleine B Stern( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bookends : two women, one enduring friendship by Leona Rostenberg( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rare-book dealers Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine Stern describe their friendship and business partnership, which began in the 1940s, discussing their mothers, their dogs, the men they did not marry, aging, changes in the book trade, and persevering as Jewish women in a "man's world."
The lost stories of Louisa May Alcott by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publishers for mass entertainment in nineteenth century America by Madeleine B Stern( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books and book people in 19th-century America by Madeleine B Stern( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisa May Alcott the woman behind Little women( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on location at many places actually frequented by the real persons portrayed and featuring a script written from primary sources, this documentary tells the life story of American author Louisa May Alcott, chronicling her efforts to rescue her family from poverty and find wealth, fame, and happiness for herself. Includes animations and commentary from Alcott scholars, novelist Geraldine Brooks, and the "literary sleuths" who uncovered Alcott's lost thrillers
 
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Behind a mask : the unknown thrillers of Louisa May Alcott
Alternative Names
Madeleine B. Stern amerikansk historikar og skribent

Madeleine B. Stern amerikansk historiker och författare

Madeleine B. Stern amerikansk historiker og skribent

Madeleine Stern

Madeleine Stern Amerikaans schrijfster (1912-2007)

Madeleine Stern US-amerikanische Antiquariats-Buchhändlerin und Autorin

Stern, Madeleine.

Stern, Madeleine 1912-

Stern Madeleine 1912-2007

Stern, Madeleine B. 1912-

Stern, Madeleine B. 1912-2007

Stern, Madeleine B. (Madeleine Bettina), 1912-

Stern, Madeleine Bettina.

Stern, Madeleine Bettina 1912-

Stern, Madeleine Bettina 1912-2007

Languages
English (250)

German (2)

Italian (2)

French (1)

Covers
Louisa May AlcottThe journals of Louisa May AlcottThe selected letters of Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott unmasked : collected thrillersOld books, rare friends : two literary sleuths and their shared passionWe the women; career firsts of nineteenth-century AmericaThe life of Margaret FullerLouisa May Alcott : selected fiction