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Little Women

Little Women
 

Louisa May Alcott's best-loved classic tale of life for four sisters during the Civil War period. Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March sit, at Christmas time, lamenting their poverty. Soon a letter arrives, announcing that their father, a Union Army chaplain is very ill, and things are pu... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781482007503
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Published 17 January 2013 by Createspace
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Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Edited by Hartmetz, Richard S.
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ISBN-13 9781482007503
ISBN-10 1482007509
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Createspace
Imprint Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date 17 January 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Edited by Hartmetz, Richard S.
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 550
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 726g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Louisa May Alcott's best-loved classic tale of life for four sisters during the Civil War period. Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March sit, at Christmas time, lamenting their poverty. Soon a letter arrives, announcing that their father, a Union Army chaplain is very ill, and things are put into perspective. The story, based upon Alcott's real-life with her sisters, follows the family through adulthood, showing the delights and struggles of family life. This novel showcases both parts of the story, including the second book, Good Wives.

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Author's Bio

Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Her father was a transcendentalist and teacher, who was acquainted with Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Margaret Fuller among others. Louisa had three sisters, and her experiences with them, formed the basis for the plot of Little Women. Her father was a perfectionist and an extremely strict parent, which often led to conflict. In 1840, the family moved to Concord, Massachusetts, but continued to live in poverty, forcing Louisa to work to support the family as a seamstress, maid and finally writer. As she grew older, Louisa became an anti-slavery advocate and a member of the Underground Railroad. During the Civil War, she served as a nurse in Washington, D. C. Writing under the pseudonym A. M. Barnard, her novels began to make money. Finally, she wrote Little Women and its two sequels, which cemented her fame, all of them, based upon her own life. Alcott remained single her entire life, openly stating her love for women, and being an advocate for women's issues. During her life, she suffered from vertigo, typhoid fever, mercury poisoning and possibly lupus. She died from a stroke on March 6, 1888, at the age of 55, in Boston, two days after her father. She is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, on Author's Ridge, with Emerson, Thoreau and Hawthorne.

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