First published in 1873, “Work: A Story of Experience” is a semi-autobiographical novel written by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888). Alcott 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. Set around the time of the American Civil War, this insightful novel revolves around Christie Devon and explores the difference in women’s work that resulted from the new industrial era, as well as the meaning, problems, and struggles that came with it. This fantastic novel constitutes a must-read for those with an interest in American history and especially the history of the role of women in America. Other notable works by this author include: “An Old-Fashioned Girl” (1886), “Eight Cousins” (1869), and “A Long Fatal Love Chase” (1875). 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.