The Out of the Print Collection: Moods by Louisa May Alcott

Now available in the shop is my newest Out of Print title, Moods by Louisa May Alcott.

Louisa May Alcott wrote Moods in 1864. It was her first serious novel, written four years before the publication of Little Women. Alcott later went back and revised Moods in 1882 – changing the beginning, the ending, and adding several chapters. This is the original, unrevised edition.  I’ve never seen it in bookstores, and I hadn’t even heard of it until I started sleuthing through Louisa’s lesser known works. It’s so exciting to offer this out of print title to you all!

From the back:

“What a changeful thing it is! haunting one’s premises unseen, and stealing one’s books unsuspected; dreaming one half the day and masquerading the other half. What will happen next?”


Moods is Louisa May Alcott’s first serious novel, published in 1864. The story centers on Sylvia Yule, a passionate, strong-willed girl who becomes embroiled in a love triangle with two men  – who Alcott modeled after Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Moody and inexperienced, Sylvia chooses the wrong man…and must learn to live with her decision.


Though one of Alcott’s lesser known novels, it is an important work. This widely out of print title is now available with beautiful cover art by Haleigh DeRocher, found exclusively at


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