By Louisa May Alcott
One of 5 liked Christmas classics
A Merry Christmas collects the valuable vacation stories of Louisa may perhaps Alcott, from the dearly regular yule benevolence of Marmee and her “little women” to the undying “What Love Can Do,” in which the citizens of a boarding residence come jointly to make a beautiful Christmas for 2 terrible women. Wildly well known on the time in their publication—readers deluged Alcott with letters difficult sequels—and drawing on Alcott’s kinfolk and reports within the abolitionist and women’s suffrage routine, those tales have the actual texture and aspect of Christmas in nineteenth-century the US, whereas their emphasis on generosity and charity cause them to undying embodiments of the Christmas spirit.
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She suﬀered from persistent ill health, most likely due to an early bout with rheumatism. She was raised in poverty, and during most of her adulthood she had to worry about making ends meet—especially given the fact that when she was doing well, she would send money home to her alwaysstruggling family. Moreover, it was often diﬃcult for her as a biracial individual in a society that held prejudices against her mother’s people. Yet Sui Sin Far experienced a type of freedom that was not available to most women in her day.
As a result, Antin’s life changed dramatically. In Russia she had Diversity in the Age of Realism 9 had no consistent formal education, but in America she was enrolled in public schools and was able to ﬁnish her elementary schooling in four years. She also took advantage of community programs—such as Hale House and the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society—that were established to aid immigrants. She made many inﬂuential friends through these organizations, and after a few years she was supported in her studies and literary endeavors by an impressive roster of mentors and benefactors.
Her grave is marked by a striking obelisk that was erected in her memory by the local Chinese Canadian community. In many ways Sui Sin Far’s life was not an easy one. She suﬀered from persistent ill health, most likely due to an early bout with rheumatism. She was raised in poverty, and during most of her adulthood she had to worry about making ends meet—especially given the fact that when she was doing well, she would send money home to her alwaysstruggling family. Moreover, it was often diﬃcult for her as a biracial individual in a society that held prejudices against her mother’s people.