Yesterday took me to Boston, Massachusetts just as Louisa May Alcott traveled from Concord, MA to Boston on frequent occasions during her life. Not far from my home I created The LOOK Book, Battle Road, included in the scavenger hunt is the Orchard House which was the basis for the story “Little Women.” The book is based on her experiences growing up in this house with her sisters. The Orchard House was purchased by Louisa May Alcott's father, Bronson Alcott, in 1857.
I went to learn more about the life of Louisa May Alcott outside Concord, MA. I signed up for a tour with Boston by Foot on a quiet Sunday in Boston. Why not street parking is free!
We met at the Irish Famine Memorial which is in between the Corner Bookstore which housed Ticknor and Fields, an American publishing company best known as the publisher of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden or Life in the Woods and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter as well as other works of prominent-nineteenth century authors. However, Louisa May Alcott was published by Thomas Niles. She was also given a percentage for publishing her books which were unusual and lead to her making money from her writing!
We then made our way up the street to Kings Chapel where Louisa May Alcott's parents where married. Across the street is the Omni Parker House where authors gathered, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson a close friend of the Alcott's. We did not stop, but I would recommend taking a step inside both Kings Chapel and the Omni Parker House.
Little Women was printed 150 years ago and has never gone out of print.
Very excited because I have never gone to a complimentary pre-screening! The movie will be release officially on December 25, 2019. #theMADtravel continues tonight (12/16/19) as Victoria and I attend the pre-screening together!!