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Little Women

Little Women

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888). The book was written in between 1868 and 1869 in Concord, Massachusetts and Boston, at the request of Alcott's publisher. As setting for the novel, the author chose Orchard... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781492905042
Published 5 October 2013 by Createspace
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ISBN-13 9781492905042
ISBN-10 1492905046
Stock Out of stock
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Publisher Createspace
Imprint Createspace
Publication Date 5 October 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Category Modern Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 366 pp
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 279mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 848g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888). The book was written in between 1868 and 1869 in Concord, Massachusetts and Boston, at the request of Alcott's publisher. As setting for the novel, the author chose Orchard House, where she had penned it. It was published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. The novel follows the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March - detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood, and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters. The first volume, Little Women, was an immediate commercial and critical success, prompting the composition of the book's second volume, entitled Good Wives, which was also successful. Both books were first published as a single volume entitled Little Women in 1880. Alcott followed Little Women with two sequels, also featuring the March sisters: Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Little Women was a fiction novel for girls that veered from the normal writings for children, especially girls, at the time. The novel has three major themes: domesticity, work, and true love. All of them are interdependent and each is necessary to the achievement of a heroine's individual identity.

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Author's Bio

Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 - March 6, 1888) was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys. Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Nevertheless, her family suffered severe financial difficulties and Alcott worked to help support the family from an early age. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name A. M. Barnard. With her pen name Louisa wrote novels for young adults in juvenile hall. Published in 1868, Little Women is set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts and is loosely based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters. The novel was very well received and is still a popular children's novel today. Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist. She died in Boston.

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