Posted on November 8, 2023 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A researcher may have found previously unknown, but published, work by author Louisa May Alcott.

The Guardian reports that Max Chapnick made the connection when he found the story "The Phantom," known to have been written by Alcott, published under the name E.H. Gould.

He then examined it and other stories credited to Gould and noted significant stylistic similarities to Alcott's known work, along with one big Easter egg of a title — one nonfiction piece is called "The Wayside," which is the same name as a house Alcott lived in.

In total, there are seven short stories, five poems, and one piece of nonfiction that Chapnick believes could actually be Alcott's, though he cautions that it's perfectly possible that his theory is wrong.

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It would be easier to weigh in on the debate if I could get my hands on the book and other Gould writings
Maureen | 12/30/23 at 4:30 PM
Is the book available so I could read it?
Maureen | 12/30/23 at 4:28 PM
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