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Sisters In Opium: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Louisa May Alcott January 14, 2010

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, radiant opium addict. “I am writing such poems – allegorical – philosophical – poetical – ethical – synthetically arranged! I am in a fit of writing – could write all day & night – and long to live by myself for three months in a forest of chestnuts & cedars, in an hourly succession of poetical paragraphs & morphine draughts.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning, to her brother, 1843. “Opium – opium –…

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When "Little Women" and "Little Men" Get Together, Hubba-Hubba January 13, 2010

True first editions of Little Women and Little Men in the publisher’s original cloth. “I plod away, through I don’t enjoy this sort of thing. Never liked girls, or knew many, except my sisters, but our queer plays and experiences may prove interesting, though I doubt it… Sent twelve chapters to Mr. N [Thomas Niles, her editor at Roberts Brothers]. He thought it dull; so do I. But I work away and mean to try…

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