Opium! Lurid pulp fiction! Rags to riches and a schoolgirl crush on Thoreau! According to a new film, Louisa May Alcott's life was a lot more interesting — and a lot more depressing — than Little Women.
It must be said, devoted fans will already have known the "Five Things You Don't Know About Louisa May Alcott." But can you really hear enough about opium and transvestism? In short, we'll be watching the upcoming PBS biopic. [YouTube]
Welcome to 'Fine Lines', the feature in which we give a wrinkled look at the books we loved in our youth. This week, Lizzie Skurnick rereads 'Little Women', Louisa May Alcott's 1868 uber-girl guide to solace through sacrifice and scrubbing.