Carlyle and Alcott have breakfast

This is Amos Alcott, Louisa May’s father, fictionalized as Bob Odenkirk in the latest Little Women film:

from The Flowering of New England by Van Wyck Brooks, a vivid read. Imagine this man chowing down on strawberry potatoes:

2 Comments on “Carlyle and Alcott have breakfast”

  1. Paula says:

    You should look at ‘Eden’s Outcasts’, Pulitzer Prize winning book by John Matteson on relationship between Louisa M Alcott and her father. Bronson’s meetings with Carlyle are discussed and interesting letters of introduction by Emerson!

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