How Many Books Did Louisa May Alcott Wrote

Can I be a successful writer without going to college.

I want to write for a living, that is all I know how to do well, but alot of famous writers went to college. Is it possible to do well in life without college? I mean college sounds nice and all, but why pay to go to school and then afterwards when you’re done?

Absolutely! you would not believe how many successful writers either didn’t finish, or go to, college.Maya Angelou never went to college. However, she was awarded an honorary degree.Ray Bradbury never finished college.Truman Capote never finished high school .His teachers told his mother that he was “mentally backward”. His first story was published when he was still in his teens.Harlan Ellison was kicked out of Ohio State University AND a creative writing teacher told him he had no talent.Herman Melville did not go to college. He went to sea at age eighteen.Frances Harriet Whipple , abolitionist, poet, novelist, and editor, had to earn her own living at a very early age. She gained local recognition for her poetry and in 1838 anonymously penned a best-seller: The Memoirs of Eleanor Eldridge.Harriet Beecher Stowe, Samuel Clements, Louisa May Alcott, Walt Whitman, Seton Thomas, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Henry B. Fuller, James Whitcomb Riley, and Whittier all did not go to college.Henry James went to Harvard Law School but didn’t go to college for writing.S.E. Hinton wrote The Outsiders in 1967 when she was only 17 years old. It’s still in print, high-school kids still read it and it was made into a movie.Also way back on July 9, 1916 The New York Times published an article by W.W.Ellsworth in which he states that colleges turn out critics not creative artists. W.W. Ellsworth was a publisher himself.I have a PDF copy of the article on my computer.So no a college education is not necessary BUT anyone who wants to write for a living really needs to work very hard at it. Lots of people start writing but find it’s too hard to keep going. One of the things that helps a writer who wants to self-educate is to remember to read the kind of stuff that you might not choose to read on your own. Books like the classics, books written by authors from other cultures, things like that. That way you really broaden your literary horizons and have more to draw on for your own writing. Read a lot and read widely varied materials. Write when you want to hang with your friends, write when you want to watch TV. Write everyday even if you don’t want to . That’s the mark of a real writer. Waiting for “inspiration” will get you nothing but weeks of blank pages.Ray Bradbury was writing one thousand words a day every day by the time he was 12.Truman Capote started writing fiction when he was 11. He received a recognition award for writing when he was 12.I’d say good luck but luck has nothing to do with it. Hard work, a willingness to learn, and perserverance will get you much much farther than luck or talent.I have a friend who is a successful artist. She went to an art college. She said she learned all the important techniques and skills outside of college by studying on her own and by studying under the tutelege of a few good artists who offered workshops.

Where was Stephinie Meyer was born.

I am doing this school paper on my favorite athour and that would have to be Stephinie Meyer so I have to now like where she was born her birthday and how many books she has wrote and what they are and when did she want to become a athour.

Stephenie MeyerMeyer on her book tour for Eclipse in 2007.Born Stephenie MorganDecember 24, 1973 (1973-12-24) (age 35)Hartford, Connecticut, United StatesOccupation NovelistNationality AmericanGenres Fantasy, Romance, Science fiction, Young adultInfluences[show]Orson Scott Card, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, Maeve Binchy, Brontë sisters, Daphne du Maurier, L. M. Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, Eva Ibbotson, William Goldman, Douglas Adams, Janet EvanovichOfficial websiteStephenie Meyer (née Morgan, born December 24, 1973) is an American author, known for her romantic vampire series Twilight. The Twilight novels have sold over 42 million copies worldwide,[1] with translations into 37 different languages around the globe.[2][3] A film adaptation of Twilight was released domestically on November 21, 2008. Meyer is also the author of the adult science-fiction novel The Host.Meyer was named USA Today’s “Author of the Year” in 2008.[4] She was also the biggest selling author of the year, having sold over 22 million books in 2008 alone,[5] with Twilight being the best selling book of the year.[6] Business books free

Criticize Little women .

so i had a homework to read the novel little women and do some tasks based on it from which is to write a letter to it’s author ” Louisa may alcott ‘ a letter saying recommendations on how to make the novel better buy i really like the novel so i have nothing to say so can anyone tell me what i can use…

I think many readers have wished that Jo had married Laurie. I remember reading, as a pre-teen, a comment from one girl who said she had read Little Women several times, hoping each time that it would turn out differently. How do you feel about Laurie’s marrying Amy instead?Or how do you feel about the death of Beth? Would the story be better if she had lived?Or would you like Mr. March to have been more fully developed as a character? I don’t remember that he even speaks one word in the book, but he seems to have been an important figure in the girls’ lives, since Jo names her first son for him.That’s about all I can think of, and I’ve read it several times.

B&A Poll: 5 Books….

…you wish were never written?Please include your reasons, and it’s alright if you can’t think of that many. But you are certainly welcome to list more.P.S. Please exclude the Twilight series, since 90% of you will say that (but I do agree).

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. I understand that the guy was a great author but this book drove me insane. I was so bored while I was reading it I actually fell asleep.The books of the Abrahamic religions. I have nothing against the religions themselves but some of things that are justified using those books are horrible.Jinx by Meg Cabot. I want those 4 hours of my life back. That book was just down right painful. I spent first half the book wishing I could slap the main character and the second half wishing aliens would come and abduct them all just so something interesting would happen.The Shadow God by Aaron Rayburn. I found myself beating my face against my desk thinking How did this get published? It is really just awful. It should come with a surgeon general warning.Modern day chick lit. I hate the characters, I hate the plots, I hate the writing, I just over all hate them. The stories are all the same. There is either a group bitchy rich girls who have sex with every guy that moves, all the greatest clothes and all the greatest parties and the books basically revolves around this until it comes to a very boring end where nothing actually happens; or there is a bitchy rich girl who loses her fortune and is forced to work like the rest of us because you know that’s just awful. Then she learns about how rewarding hard work really is.

Childrens books. do you remember them.

compile together some books in which you read when you were in elementary school or just when you were a child. now and then some random situations in life bring me back to memories of certain books i have read when i was a kid. sometimes i cant remember that book and it bothers me so much. does this ever happen to…

I am probably older than most of you but being an only child, reading was my joy and salvation, especially during the summer. I would go to the library every week, check out the maximum number of books, and read them all. My aunt used to send me a selections of books each summer to help me widen my reading horizons.Here are some of my all time favorites:The Secret GardenThe Little PrincessLittle House on the Prairie seriesAll of Louisa May Alcott’s books (Little Women, Little Men, etc.)Nancy Drew mysteriesSeries of books starting with The Five Little Peppers & How They Grew.Mrs Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch.Anything by L.T. Meade (wrote between 1880-1920). The books were my grandmothers’.Sherlock Holmes storiesJules VerneA.A. MilneI am also familiar with many of the books listed because my children read them or I read to them.What about “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” ? great story and good script for young actors.

Do writers have to be well read.

Like do they need to read everything? And how many books would someone have to read to get a good understanding of novel writing so they can start writing their own one?Your opinions and info will be greatly respected, thanks :)!!!

Okay, define “well-read”.To Odin: Ghostwriters are a gift to them. You cannot convince me Snooki was half as capable as her book suggests with words.Yes, you should be ‘well-read’. You should be well-read in the sense that you are comfortable with the genre you are writing in, that you have a reasonable background in other genres, and that you’ve gotten an idea of how to pace a book and to avoid tying your plot in knots.It is essential that you read- for some of us, we read anything we can get our hands on, so it’s not an issue. You should consider taking a creative writing course, even at your local community college, to get exposure to a wide range of different kinds of writing. I mean, if you’ve only ever read James Dickey, Louisa May Alcott, and Chuck Palahniuk, you’re going to have a bit of a skewed writing style (granted that would probably be an interesting novel- Deliverance from the Fight Club for Jo’s Boys?). Instead, spread out your preferences and read anything, from any writer. Not only does it give you a perspective that you might not have considered, it will add to your voice as a writer and to your style. I even grudgingly read Twilight and The Da Vinci code, because Meyer DOES have a good story to tell, and Brown DOES have a way of interlocking plot points. Just the same, I read Chinua Achebe, Khaled Hosseini, Cormac McCarthy, and a host of other authors who have affected how I consider my words when I write.Always read- I’ve found that when I don’t read, I can’t write. I don’t quite know why, but I can’t. It’s like my wellspring dries up from a lack of rain.

I need romantic Jane Austen or Louisa May Alcott quotes.

Please include the book title along with the quotes.I realize Louisa May Alcott may be a little harder to find. No worries!

Some from Jane Austen:Pride and Prejudice, chapter 34, Darcy’s first proposal: “In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”Pride and Prejudice, chapter 58, Darcy’s second proposal: “As a child I was taught what was right, but I was not taught to correct my temper. I was given good principles, but left to follow them in pride and conceit. Unfortunately an only son (for many years an only child), I was spoilt by my parents, who, though good themselves (my father, particularly, all that was benevolent and amiable), allowed, encouraged, almost taught me to be selfish and overbearing; to care for none beyond my own family circle; to think meanly of all the rest of the world; to wish at least to think meanly of their sense and worth compared with my own. Such I was, from eight to eight and twenty; and such I might still have been but for you, dearest, loveliest Elizabeth! What do I not owe you! You taught me a lesson, hard indeed at first, but most advantageous. By you, I was properly humbled. I came to you without a doubt of my reception. You shewed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased.”Persuasion, chapter 23, Captain Wentworth’s letter to Anne: “I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in F. W.”I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father’s house this evening or never.”Emma, chapter 49, Mr. Knightley to Emma: “My dearest Emma,” said he, “for dearest you will always be, whatever the event of this hour’s conversation, my dearest, most beloved Emma–tell me at once. Say `No,’ if it is to be said.”– She could really say nothing.–“You are silent,” he cried, with great animation; “absolutely silent! at present I ask no more.”and he continues:”I cannot make speeches, Emma:” he soon resumed; and in a tone of such sincere, decided, intelligible tenderness as was tolerably convincing.–“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am.–You hear nothing but truth from me.–I have blamed you, and lectured you, and you have borne it as no other woman in England would have borne it.– Bear with the truths I would tell you now, dearest Emma, as well as you have borne with them. The manner, perhaps, may have as little to recommend them. God knows, I have been a very indifferent lover.– But you understand me.–Yes, you see, you understand my feelings– and will return them if you can. At present, I ask only to hear, once to hear your voice.”For more by Jane Austen, you can search this site for words and phrases.Louisa May Alcott:Little Women, chapter 46, Professor Bhaer and Jo:”Mr. Bhaer saw the drops on her cheeks, though she turned her head away. The sight seemed to touch him very much, for suddenly stooping down, he asked in a tone that meant a great deal, “Heart’s dearest, why do you cry?”Now, if Jo had not been new to this sort of thing she would have said she wasn’t crying, had a cold in her head, or told any other feminine fib proper to the occasion. Instead of which, that undignified creature answered, with an irrepressible sob, “Because you are going away.””Ach, mein Gott, that is so good!” cried Mr. Bhaer, managing to clasp his hands in spite of the umbrella and the bundles, “Jo, I haf nothing but much love to gif you. I came to see if you could care for it, and I waited to be sure that I was something more than a friend. Am I? Can you make a little place in your heart for old Fritz?” he added, all in one breath.”Oh, yes!” said Jo, and he was quite satisfied, for she folded both hands over his are, and looked up at him with..”It cut off the rest, but there is one from An Old-Fashioned Girl between Tom and Polly:”That I was in love? Well, I am, but not with her.””Oh!” and Polly caught her breath as if a dash of cold water had fallen on her, for the more in earnest Tom grew, the blunter he became.”Do you want to know the name of the girl I’ve loved for more than a year? Well, it’s Polly!” As he spoke, Tom stretched out his arms to her, with the sort of mute eloquence that cannot be resisted, and Polly went straight into them, without a word.”You can search for more here by checking for words and phrases.

Louisa May Alcott during the civil war.

How dedicated was she and family to preserving the Union?When the war began, how old was she, and did she have any men friends or relatives who volunteered for the Union army?Why did Louisa decide to help the Union cause, when did she begin to be a nurse and to care for wounded, and where was this?…

Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832, the second daughter of Abigail May, women’s suffrage and abolitionist advocate, and Bronson Alcott, philosopher and education reformer. Louisa and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth, and May were educated by their father, and spent their childhood in Boston and Concord, Massachusetts.When Louisa was 10, Bronson enlisted the family in an experiment in communal living on a tract he named Fruitlands, because of its orchard. Six months of Transcendental agriculture left the Alcotts destitute, Bronson suicidal, and the Alcott marriage on the verge of dissolution. A distressed Louisa reported it all in her childhood diary.Louisa was writing for the Atlantic Monthly when the Civil War broke out. She enlisted as a nurse and went to the Union Hospital in Washington, DC in 1862. Like many other nurses, Louisa contracted typhoid fever and although she recovered, she would suffer the poisoning effects of the mercury that cured the disease for the rest of her life. Hospital Sketches was based on the letters she wrote home during that time It soon became her first bestseller.After the war, Louisa got involved with the same reform movements her mother was active in: the abolition of slavery and women’s rights. She was by then an accomplished writer, achieving wide acclaim and supporting her family financially.She began her career as an author by writing poetry and short stories that appeared in popular magazines. In 1854, when she was 22, her first book Flower Fables was published.The Alcotts were staunch abolitionists, supporting complete racial equality, including intermarriage. As part of the Underground Railroad, they risked their own freedom hiding fugitive slaves.By 1858, the Alcotts were living in Concord, Massachusetts. Bronson had become friends with fellow transcendentalists Ralph Waldo Emerson, whose vast library Louisa frequented, and Henry David Thoreau, whom she accompanied on walks in the countryside. Margaret Fuller and Nathaniel Hawthorne were also part of the Alcotts’ social circle in New England.

Need help with the book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Questions on details.

What is the first name of the four sisters father? When did the Civil War end? When Josephine won the contest for her book did they know that it was a girl writing it. How many children did Laurie and Amy have? What was the name of the Hummel Child that died of scarlet fever?

According to Wikipedia, Mr. March’s first name is Robert.… I don’t actually remember that, myself, but it makes sense. In Little Men, Jo has two sons; the second is named Teddy after Laurie, the first is named Rob (presumably after Jo’s father).Historically, the Civil War ended in April 1865.I would think they did know she was a girl, because they sent her a check which she would have to be able to cash (so it would have been made out to her). See…Laurie and Amy had one daughter, Bess (from Little Men).I don’t recall the baby Hummel being named. You can check… – which is where Beth talks about the baby dying.

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51 thoughts on “How Many Books Did Louisa May Alcott Wrote

  1. I would have kept the book and Jo’s character as it is. Jo was not suited for Laurie and vice versa. They were great pals, but would have failed as lovers based on the two character personalities. Jo was an early prototype for feminism. Laurie was a wealthy traditional type male of that era when the book was written. Alcott was very active in feminism and other society issues and she best made her personal opinions known through Jo. Jo’s choice of spouse, indicates a man of a different, more modern (at the time) thinking male. He was also very supportive of her desires to become a published author when women usually had obstacles breaking into the publishing world. He was also, European, well educated and down on his luck at the time they met. A contrast to Jo’s beloved Laurie. Although, Jo was devastated at first, with Laurie marrying her sister, she later came to realize that by focusing on herself and her interests and meeting her future husband turned out to be a better choice. If Jo had married Laurie, she would have been stuck with living in the traditional 19th century.

  2. I think good writers read a lot. They read the most popular books in their genre for research and books in other genre to contrast. Reading helps you recognize a good plot/character/etc. and it’s good for your imagination too.also ChurchofOden my best guess is only Mr Bush wrote any of the books you mentioned but ghosts writers need a pay chech too

  3. That being said, reading various kinds of material will open your mind to ideas, introduce you to styles, give you insight into human beings and characters, and help shape the way you’d like to come across.There was no point in having the father in the book, he didn’t do anything but go to war” and come back from war.

  4. Just watch Sense and Sensibility. It’s almost exactly to the tee from the book to the movie. It was a Jane Austen book.

  5. Yes you can….but….College can provide skills such as discipline, organization, fluidity, and marketing. It is supposed that by the time you reach college a decent grasp of technical grammar has been attained.

  6. On the topic of Twilight, there are so many retarded vampire romances. But i also hate books like The Clique.

  7. Little Women: It is largely over rated. I found it droll and couldn’t force myself to finish it, though I tackled it 6 times.So far she has written and published four books. Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse,Breaking Dawn,Hell on earth and The Host. The host came out just a week ago and is not connected to the Twilight series. She still has two more books to finish and publish. From then on I don’t know.

  8. Read and write at the same time. Also, I highly suggest picking up Ursula LeGuin’s STEERING THE CRAFT – a great book on writing that has terrific exercises at the end of each chapter to work on different writing styles. And her fiction is great, as well!

  9. wow. i was supposed to read the book in sixth grade, but i just watched the movie…. so i can’t really help you that much!

  10. The Piano Man’s DaughterStephenie Meyer was born in Connecticut in 1973. Her family was settled in Phoenix by the time she was four. The unusual spelling of her name came from her father, Stephen…..and those are my least favorite books in the world

  11. because of the fact it fairly is unpredicted, diverse… and regularly diverse 🙂 i haven’t heard of something like what i’m writing earlier, and it fairly is something i’d decide to study. wish people sense the comparable way in the event that they study it… BQ: she is amazingly perceptive, which makes her understand people extra suitable. even though it fairly is a weak point each and every each and every now and then, reason it makes her extra emotionally in touch with people she shouldn’t relate. BQ2: editor. i think of it would be cool to help those with their novels, if i won’t have the ability to be an author myself, why no longer helping others grow to be one? BQ3: it fairly is an excerp of the beginning up paragraph of my tale, i haven’t edited it yet so it fairly is not very sturdy, even though it fairly is nevertheless my well-liked section. right here it is going: “somebody as quickly as suggested that life is almost a street, you be attentive to the place it starts off, yet the place it ends is as much as you. it fairly is the story of a street, the experience of a woman and her sister finding for the certainty. (…) and that i’m hoping you thank, each and every time you turn the web site, no longer being in the situation of this undesirable lady that throughout the destiny, via an peculiar twist of fate, took an unpredicted turn in the path of her life.”

  12. Most writers believe it helps, if you want to be a good writer.It depends on what kind of writer. I know this is beating a dead sparkly horse but I don’t believe Stephanie Meyer is well read, even though I think she was an English major or something. It just does not come across in her writing.I read all of those books when I was little. I liked Junie B. Jones the best

  13. ChurchofOden how did you forget about Snooky, I read a review with 3 sentences from her book and wanted to read Dale M Courtney’s Moon People again.

  14. 4) Moby DickYou might want to try the people search online services. Simply input her name and you will have all the information you need. Check the website below. I hope this helps. Good luck.

  15. It doesn’t hurt to try. Anyway, there have been books written by 14 year olds. They haven’t dropped out, but they have the same amount of schooling you do. Heck, a nine year old just published a book! He only had a third grade education when he wrote it. That said, I think you should still go back to school when you are able. Education opens so many doors. Good luck!

  16. all those preteen girl books, you know the kind: gossip girl (though i love the show), the a-list, the clique…Her birthday is on December 24, 1973.

  17. it doesnt matter but the more you read the more understanding ull have and it with broaden ur ideas for ur own writing

  18. All the Judy Blume booksWords Example is harry potter, what if jk wrote with the most simplest words, or jrr tolkein (the lord of the rings) who uses very descriptive words.2) The Scarlett Letter. I like Hawthorne, but didn’t like this book.Rust on the Razor (author i can’t care to remember, last name starts with Z)…can’t think of any others..

  19. [/DELDUP]i think i read half of one of these kind of books, and the writing and dialogue is so immature and unrealistic, and i hate stupid middle-school/high school drama books. if you’re going to read a book, at least read one that stimulates your mind in some wayA Complicated Kindness

  20. Most definitely! Sometimes college can actually be detrimental in your creativity (not all the time, of course). I never went to college and my second novel is going to be published soon by a major publisher.When Amy marries Laurie instead of Jo. That ALWAYS makes me mad, no matter how many times I read it or see the movie (the Winona Ryder version is my favorite). Who is Professor Baer anyway? A foreigner who tutors little girls in a rooming house. Get a job, then woo Jo. Plus, I believe he was described as being significantly older than Jo.

  21. Depends on how well you what the book or article to be written. General reading can improve ones dictionary that they can use and their own terms and be able to write anytime with it. Also, authors are sometimes inspired by other authors.

  22. College is just 4 or 5 years, but it gives you something that benefits you until you’re 65 years old or older. There are some people who are self-motivated and can make great things happen without a college degree, but if you’re not the entrepreneur type, it’s best to go with convention in order to bring yourself long-term success.

  23. I would say a GOOD author I would personally read would probably we well read. I read Eoin Colfer, Garth Nix, and other books.

  24. The Catcher in the Rye: Words cannot describe my dislike for this book.3) The Old Man and the SeaJane Austen Book Quotes

  25. I’ll go with some classics, if you won’t allow me to say Twilight. And the sudden outburst of teen romance/fantasy is too easy.Writing is not the kind of profession that gets you a lot of money. Many writers have other careers because they provide enough money for the important things in life while leaving enough time for writing. It’s hard to be a writer while earning minimum wage or at jobs that don’t require college education.You can teach yourself everything you need to know by reading writing how-to books and just reading great writing. You might consider applying for a job at a local newspaper if that sort of writing is your cup of tea. You’ll learn a ton about deadlines and writing tight.

  26. What? One of them is one of the greatest English novelists. The other one wrote a book I read as a child. Honestly, they don’t compare (unless I missed something).

  27. But not because a certain number of books will make you good. Only practice will make you a good writer.-A Wizard of EarthseaI don’t suppose one ‘has to’ per-say. Think about this one though, just a little more, for yourself. If someone knows literature don’t you think they would be more qualified to write as a professional? And think about the numbers that you threw up there as well. If someone read two novels a week, which is reading a lot, at 52 weeks a year times two; that would be 104 books a year. So it would take ten years to read a thousand books. I myself have read well over 1,000 books and I can say for sure that if I had not I would not be as good of a writer as I am now, and I am still learning.Writing however, takes a lot of reading besides other books. There will have to be extensive reading for editing, reading and studying of grammar/writing skills/etc., reading of blogs, industry reports, marketing techniques, agent and publisher profiles and requirements, and the list goes on…There are probably some grand potential writers out there who simply don’t have enough time or energy to write because they’re too busy raising kids and working to support themselves and their families… a career that ANY college-level degree can get you will give your life more possibilities and give you more time to pursue your passions, like writing.

  28. 1) Great Expectations. I couldn’t finish it. I was bored out of my mind.Ethan Frome. we had to read this in 9th grade english and it was the worst experience ever. one of the dullest pieces of literature i’ve ever read.

  29. In the words of Stephen King, “If you don’t have time to read you don’t have time to write.” I hold this to be true. Anyway, I can’t imagine why someone who didn’t like reading would want to create a book O_oI read Holes, some of the Amelia Bedelia series, some of the Horrible Harry books, and the Junie B. Jones books. I watched the move on How to Eat Fried Worms.

  30. Suzanne Collins is a great writer but ideas that combined to become The Hunger Games came form old Greek stories movies and tv shows.

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