“Silver Pitchers: and Independence, a Centennial Love Story” is a 1888 collection of short stories by written by American author Louisa May Alcott. Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888) was an American short story writer, novelist, and poet most famous for writing the novel “Little Women”, as well as its sequels “Little Men” and “Jo’s Boys”. She grew up in New England and became associated with numerous notable intellectuals of her time, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Henry David Thoreau. These stories offer a great deal of insight into what life was like for people–especially women—in America during the late eighteen hundreds, exploring such themes as temperance, women’s financial struggles, and the problems that come with looking for a utopia. Contents include: “Silver Pitchers”, “Anna’s Whim”, “Transcendental Wild Oats”, “The Romance Of A Summer Day”, “My Rococo Watch”, “By The River”, “Letty’s Tramp”, “Scarlet Stockings”, and “Independence: A Centennial Love Story”. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.