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Little Women

Little Women

One of the most famous and beloved American novels of all time is now available in a stunning new package. Includes a new Introduction. Revised reissue.

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ISBN 9780451532084
Published 26 September 2012 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Introduction by Barreca, Professor Regina
Afterword by Straight, Susan
Series Little Women
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780451532084
ISBN-10 0451532082
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Signet Classics
Publication Date 26 September 2012
International Publication Date 30 June 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Introduction by Barreca, Professor Regina
Afterword by Straight, Susan
Series Little Women
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 507
Dimensions Width: 109mm
Height: 173mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 249g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Mothers and daughters, Domestic fiction, Sisters, New England, Bildungsromans
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 336951

Description of this Book

Little Women is an outstanding achievement of nineteenth-century American literature, and the first children's novel written in the United States to have become an enduring classic. The March girls are shown throughout as real people and not mere moral examples as we follow them from childhood through Little Women and Little Women Part Two (known in Europe as Good Wives). The portrayal of the strains and delights of family life is unsurpassed in literature of the time, and has a telling message for the modern world.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The American female myth. --Madelon Bedell
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania. The family later settled in Concord, Massachusetts, where Alcott was influenced by their neighbors Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau. At a young age, Louisa took on some of the family's financial burdens and worked as a domestic, a teacher, and a writer. In 1868 and 1869, fame and fortune came with the publication of Little Women. During her lifetime, Alcott wrote numerous novels and was an active campaigner for temperance and women's suffrage.

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