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Little Women

Little Women

Features Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth - four 'little women' enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England.

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ISBN 9780140390698
Barcode 9780140390698
Published 26 January 1989 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Notes by Kilfeather, Siobhan
Introduction by Showalter, Elaine
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ISBN-13 9780140390698
ISBN-10 0140390693
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 26 January 1989
International Publication Date 1 January 1989
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Notes by Kilfeather, Siobhan
Introduction by Showalter, Elaine
Series Classics
Category Award Winning
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 544
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 386g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Mothers and daughters, Domestic fiction, Sisters, New England, Autobiographical fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.4
Catalogue Code 177834

Description of this Book

Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth - four 'little women' enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England. The charming story of the March sisters, Little Women has been adored by generations. Readers have rooted for Laurie in his pursuit of Jo's hand, cried over little Beth's death, and dreamed of traveling through Europe with old Aunt March and Amy. Future writers have found inspiration in Jo's devotion to her writing. In this simple, enthralling tale, both parts of which are included here, Louisa May Alcott has created four of American literature's most beloved women.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 -- Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003 -- Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
NZ Review The American female myth. --Madelon Bedell

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Author's Bio

LOUSIA MAY ALCOTT was born in Pennsylvania, in 1832, the second of four daughters. After a period of serving as an army nurse, she published HOSPITAL SKETCHES in 1863, followed by Gothic Romances and lurid thrillers. In 1868-9 she published LITTLE WOMEN, which proved so popular that it was followed by two sequels and several other novels. She died in 1888.

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