Work: A Story of Experience cover

Work: A Story of Experience

Louisa May Alcott

1. 00 – Preface: Quote & Inscription
2. 01 – Christe
3. 02 – Servant
4. 03 – Actress
5. 04 – Governess
6. 05 – Companion
7. 06 – Seamstress
8. 07 – Through the Mist
9. 08 – A Cure For Despair
10. 09 – Mrs. Wilkins’s Minister
11. 10 – Beginning Again
12. 11 – In The Strawberry Bed
13. 12 – Christie’s Gala
14. 13 – Waking Up
15. 14 – Which?
16. 15 – Midsummer
17. 16 – Mustered In
18. 17 – The Colonel
19. 18 – Sunrise
20. 19 – Little Heart’s Ease
21. 20 – At Forty

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Summary

It is one of “several nineteenth-century novels [which] uncovers the changes in women’s work in the new industrial era, as well as the dilemmas, tensions, and the meaning of that work” The story depicts the struggles of a young woman trying to support herself. The main character, Christie Devon, works outside the home in a variety of different jobs, but the end of her story marks “the beginning of a new career as a voice and activist for other working women”.