An Old-Fashioned Girl (1928). Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888). Clara M. Burd, illustrator. Philadelphia: John C. Winston. Blue cloth cover with paste-down color illustration, endpapers with drawing of the Alcott home.
First serialised in the Merry’s Museum magazine in 1869. Polly visits her wealthy friend Fanny Shaw in the city and is overwhelmed by the fashionable and urban life they live––but also left out because of her “countrified” manners and outdated clothes.
“The emerging woman … will be strong-minded, strong-hearted, strong-souled, and strong-bodied…strength and beauty must go together.” ― Louisa May Alcott, An Old-Fashioned Girl