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Flower Fables

Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: iBoo Press House

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Summary

Louisa May Alcott wrote Flower Fables a collection of fanciful stories, for Ralph Waldo Emerson's daughter Ella Emerson. It was Alcott's first published work, released December 9, 1854, earning Alcott $35 from the Boston publisher, George Briggs (equivalent to about $1,035 today). Painting by John Anster Fitzgerald, Fairies in a Nest, 1860.

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