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Moods

(1864)
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"Like her later works for children, Alcott's first novel is well and imaginatively written, highly moralistic, unlikely, and moving." --The Antioch Review Moods, Louisa May Alcott's first novel, was published in 1864, four years before the best-selling Little Women. The novel unconventionally presents a "little woman," a true-hearted abolitionist spinster, and a fallen Cuban beauty, their lives intersecting in Alcott's first major depiction of the "woman problem." Sylvia Yule, the heroine of Moods, is a passionate tomboy who yearns for adventure. The novel opens as she embarks on a river camping trip with her brother and his two friends, both of whom fall in love with her. These rival suitors, close friends, are modeled on Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Aroused, but still "moody" and inexperienced, Sylvia marries the wrong man. In the rest of the novel, Alcott attempts to resolve the dilemma she has created and leaves her readers asking whether, in fact, there is a place for a woman such as Sylvia in a man's world. In 1882, eighteen years after the original publication, Alcott revised and republished the novel. Her own literary success and the changes she helped forge in women's lives now allowed her heroine to meet, as Alcott said, "a wiser if less romantic fate than in the former edition." This volume contains the complete text of the 1864 Moods and Alcott's revisions for the 1882 version, along with explanatory notes by the editor. Sarah Elbert is a professor of history at the State University of New York, Binghamton. She is the author of A Hunger for Home: Louisa May Alcott's Place in American Culture (Rutgers University Press, 1987).

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Hardback Editions

August 2016 : Hardback
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Title: Moods: A Novel
Author(s): Louisa May 1832-1888 Alcott
ISBN: 1-373-57249-3 / 978-1-373-57249-3
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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September 2015 : Hardback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-342-34381-6 / 978-1-342-34381-9
Publisher: Palala Press
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Moods (1864)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-164-33240-6 / 978-1-164-33240-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Moods: A Novel (1881)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-164-37438-9 / 978-1-164-37438-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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June 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Moods (1864)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-4365-8511-2 / 978-1-4365-8511-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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June 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Moods: A Novel (1881)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 0-548-93384-7 / 978-0-548-93384-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Pub Co
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February 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Moods by Louisa May Alcott (American Women Writers)
Author(s): Sarah Elbert
ISBN: 0-8135-1669-2 / 978-0-8135-1669-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
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January 1864 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Moods (Notable American Authors Series - Part I)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 0-7812-1626-5 / 978-0-7812-1626-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Reprint Services Corp
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : Paperback
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Title: Moods: A novel
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott Alcott
ISBN: 3337102204 / 978-3337102203
Publisher: hansebooks
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-63596-262-5 / 978-1-63596-262-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
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May 2017 : Paperback
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Title: Moods (Annotated & Illustrated)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-5212-3776-X / 978-1-5212-3776-2
Publisher: Independently published
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May 2017 : Paperback
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Title: Moods: A Novel
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott Alcott
ISBN: 333704090X / 978-3337040901
Publisher: hansebooks
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August 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May 1832-1888 Alcott
ISBN: 1-373-57246-9 / 978-1-373-57246-2
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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August 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Moods.: A novel
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott Alcott
ISBN: 3742831941 / 978-3742831941
Publisher: hansebooks
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Alcott Louisa May
ISBN: 1-318-91504-X / 978-1-318-91504-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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April 2016 : Paperback
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Title: MOODS.
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-5203-5946-2 / 978-1-5203-5946-5
Publisher: Independently published
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December 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-5197-9954-3 / 978-1-5197-9954-8
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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November 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-5195-4090-6 / 978-1-5195-4090-4
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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October 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-5186-5651-X / 978-1-5186-5651-4
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Moods (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Louisa M Alcott
ISBN: 1-330-41172-2 / 978-1-330-41172-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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May 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-5141-1624-3 / 978-1-5141-1624-1
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May 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-5121-9917-6 / 978-1-5121-9917-8
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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April 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa M Alcott
ISBN: 1-5115-7625-1 / 978-1-5115-7625-3
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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March 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods (Perfect Library)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-5087-7466-8 / 978-1-5087-7466-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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December 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods: (Louisa May Alcott Classics Collection)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-5056-9854-5 / 978-1-5056-9854-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-4991-4772-4 / 978-1-4991-4772-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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December 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa M Alcott
ISBN: 1-4943-7828-0 / 978-1-4943-7828-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods - Primary Source Edition
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-287-63468-0 / 978-1-287-63468-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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April 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-61720-928-7 / 978-1-61720-928-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: SMK Books
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December 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-4812-5700-5 / 978-1-4812-5700-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-4801-3132-6 / 978-1-4801-3132-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods (Large Print)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-4801-3131-8 / 978-1-4801-3131-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-4783-7533-7 / 978-1-4783-7533-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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March 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods: A Novel...
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-279-21533-X / 978-1-279-21533-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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February 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods...
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-274-90621-0 / 978-1-274-90621-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-290-24785-4 / 978-1-290-24785-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-179-38748-1 / 978-1-179-38748-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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July 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-173-71478-2 / 978-1-173-71478-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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April 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-4610-7244-1 / 978-1-4610-7244-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-61104-229-1 / 978-1-61104-229-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: ReadaClassic.com
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-172-35338-7 / 978-1-172-35338-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods (1864)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-164-09518-8 / 978-1-164-09518-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods: A Novel (1881)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-163-91079-1 / 978-1-163-91079-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-171-75822-7 / 978-1-171-75822-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods: a novel
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-176-84481-4 / 978-1-176-84481-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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June 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods: a novel
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-175-28275-8 / 978-1-175-28275-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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October 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Moods: A Novel
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-4437-5078-6 / 978-1-4437-5078-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Cullen Press
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June 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-4097-6497-4 / 978-1-4097-6497-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: King Press
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December 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Moods (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-4065-9792-9 / 978-1-4065-9792-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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November 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods (1864)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 0-548-78312-8 / 978-0-548-78312-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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October 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods: A Novel (1881)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 0-548-57418-9 / 978-0-548-57418-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moods (American Women Writers)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 0-8135-1670-6 / 978-0-8135-1670-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
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Kindle Editions

November 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Krill Press
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October 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Kypros Press
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August 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Moods (Annotated)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Publisher:
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May 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Moods (Illustrated)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Publisher:
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February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Louisa May Alcott: Moods (illustrated)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Alex Sol
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October 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Trajectory Classics
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April 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: MOODS. (Annotated) (Louisa May Alcott Collection Book 6)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Publisher:
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March 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Moods (Unabridged Start Publishing LLC)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
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May 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Publisher:
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January 1991 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Moods by Louisa May Alcott (American Women Writers)
Author(s): Sarah Elbert
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Availability: Amazon   



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