Louisa's Favorite Books


Louisa May Alcott listed her favorite books in a journal entry when she was 20 years, and resolved to read them in 1852. Read more of Alcott's letters and poems in Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters, and Journals (1889).
Louisa's Favorite Books

1852.--Made a resolution to read fewer novels, and those only of the best.

List of books I like:–

Carlyle's French Revolution and Miscellanies.
Hero and Hero-Worship.
Goethe's poems, plays, and novels.
Plutarch's Lives.
Madame Guion.
Paradise Lost and Comus.
Schiller's Plays.
Madame de Staël.
Louis XIV.
Jane Eyre.
Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Emerson's Poems.

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