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Little Women

Little Women
 

Grown-up Meg, tomboyish Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. The four March sisters couldn't be more different. But with their father away at war, and their mother working to support the family, they have to rely on one another. Will Father return home safely?

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ISBN 9780147514011
Barcode 9780147514011
Published 19 November 2014 by Penguin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Series Puffin in Bloom
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ISBN-13 9780147514011
ISBN-10 0147514010
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin Classics
Publication Date 19 November 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Series Puffin in Bloom
Category Body & Health
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 816
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 184mm
Spine: 58mm
Weight 710g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress March family Fictitious characters - Fiction, Sisters - Fiction, United States - Fiction - Social life and customs, New England, Bildungsromans
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.4
Catalogue Code 602465

Description of this Book

Puffin in Bloom A new line of classics with gorgeously illustrated covers by renowned stationery brand Rifle Paper Co.'s lead artist, Anna Bond. Grown-up Meg, tomboyish Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. The four March sisters couldn't be more different. But with their father away at war, and their mother working to support the family, they have to rely on one another. Whether they're putting on a play, forming a secret society, or celebrating Christmas, there's one thing they can't help wondering: Will Father return home safely?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The American female myth. --Madelon Bedell

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Author's Bio

Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1832, the second of four daughters of Abigail May Alcott and Bronson Alcott, the prominent Transcendentalist thinker and social reformer. Raised in Concord, Massachusetts, and educated by her father, Alcott early on came under the influence of the great men of his circle- Emerson, Hawthorne, the preacher Theodore Parker, and Thoreau. From her youth, Louisa worked at various tasks to help support her family- sewing, teaching, domestic service, and writing. In 1862, she volunteered to serve as an army nurse in a Union hospital during the Civil War- an experience that provided her material for her first successful book, Hospital Sketches (1863). Between 1863 and 1869, she published several anonymous and pseudonymous Gothic romances and lurid thrillers. But fame came with the publication of her Little Women (1868- 69), a novel based on the childhood adventures of the four Alcott sisters, which received immense popular acclaim and brought her financial security as well as the conviction to continue her career as a writer. In the wake of Little Women?s popularity, she brought out An Old- Fashioned Girl (1870), Little Men(1871), Eight Cousins (1875), Rose in Bloom (1876), Jo?s Boys (1886), and other books for children, as well as two adult novels, Moods (1864) and Work (1873). An active participant in the women?s suffrage and temperance movements during the last decade of her life, Alcott died in Boston in 1888, on the day her father was buried.

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