"Work: A Story of Experience" introduces readers to Christie Devon. She is a bookish girl, but also one with an independent streak. She decides to leave the quiet life with her aunt and uncle who have reared her and go out into the world.This book sees her working as a seamstress, a governess, an actress, a laundress and even assisting a florist. She has suitors now and again, but once she is past the age of 30 she settles into what she believes will be a companionable spinsterhood working with the poor.Of course, astute readers of Victorian-era romances will know that nothing can be this easily, and that she will fall in love. This was an entertaining book, and one that Alcott's fans are sure to enjoy.