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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
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
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
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
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
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
Title: Moods: A Novel (1881)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 0-548-93384-7 / 978-0-548-93384-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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February 1991 : USA Hardback
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
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

August 2016 : Paperback
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
Title: Moods.: A novel
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott Alcott
ISBN: 3742831941 / 978-3742831941
Publisher: hansebooks
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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
Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-5308-9578-2 / 978-1-5308-9578-6
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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December 2015 : Paperback
Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-5197-9954-3 / 978-1-5197-9954-8
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November 2015 : Paperback
Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-5195-4090-6 / 978-1-5195-4090-4
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October 2015 : Paperback
Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-5186-5651-X / 978-1-5186-5651-4
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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
Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-5141-1624-3 / 978-1-5141-1624-1
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May 2015 : Paperback
Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-5121-9917-6 / 978-1-5121-9917-8
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April 2015 : Paperback
Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa M Alcott
ISBN: 1-5115-7625-1 / 978-1-5115-7625-3
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March 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-5087-7466-8 / 978-1-5087-7466-2 (USA edition)
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December 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Moods: (Louisa May Alcott Classics Collection)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-5056-9854-5 / 978-1-5056-9854-1 (USA edition)
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April 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-4991-4772-4 / 978-1-4991-4772-8 (USA edition)
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December 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa M Alcott
ISBN: 1-4943-7828-0 / 978-1-4943-7828-8 (USA edition)
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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
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
Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-4812-5700-5 / 978-1-4812-5700-8 (USA edition)
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-4801-3132-6 / 978-1-4801-3132-3 (USA edition)
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Moods (Large Print)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-4801-3131-8 / 978-1-4801-3131-6 (USA edition)
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August 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-4783-7533-7 / 978-1-4783-7533-3 (USA edition)
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March 2012 : USA Paperback
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
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
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
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
Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-4663-0978-4 / 978-1-4663-0978-4 (USA edition)
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July 2011 : USA Paperback
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
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
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
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
Title: Moods (1864)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
ISBN: 1-164-09518-8 / 978-1-164-09518-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Krill Press
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October 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Kypros Press
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August 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Moods (Annotated)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Publisher:
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May 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Moods (Illustrated)
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Publisher:
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February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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
Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Trajectory Classics
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April 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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
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
Title: Moods
Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Publisher:
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January 1991 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Moods by Louisa May Alcott (American Women Writers)
Author(s): Sarah Elbert
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
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