Her surroundings certainly influence her works, for she lived during the Transcendentalism and Romantic periods, not to mention the ghastly, but necessary Civil War. Transcendentalism and romanticism brought new ideas, literature, and ways of life and beliefs, and Alcott knew two great philosophers of that time, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. She lived with her parents and her three sisters in several places throughout Massachusetts. Alcott worked very hard for her family, and started writing about her childhood in stories. Her best-known novel is “Little Women” or “Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy”.
After their deaths Emily and Charlotte were removed from school. Charlotte became very close to her other siblings after the tragedies and they spent most of their childhood writing poems about their make believe land. They channeled their struggles into those of their fictional characters. http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/bronte/cbronte/brontbio.html Between 1831 and 1832 Charlotte continued her education at Roe Head School. In 1835, she returned as a governess at Roe Head School while Emily was a pupil.
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