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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 9781531190088
Barcode 9781531190088
Published 1 May 2012 by Perfection Learning
Format Library Binding
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Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
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ISBN-13 9781531190088
ISBN-10 1531190081
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Perfection Learning
Imprint Perfection Learning
Publication Date 1 May 2012
Publication Country
Format Library Binding
Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Category English Language Readers
Number of Pages 507
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Sisters, New England, Family life - New England, Family - New England, March family (Fictitious characters)
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
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Description of this Book

Louisa May Alcott shares the innocence of girlhood and the warmth of sisterhood in this charming tale of four sisters. Responding to the need for a girls' book, the little known writer was met with unexpected fame and fortune for this novel inspired by her own childhood. In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy are responsible for keeping a home while their father is off to war. At the same time, they must come to terms with their individual personalities--and make the transition from girlhood to womanhood. It can all be quite a challenge. But the March sisters, however different, are nurtured by their wise and beloved Marmee, bound by their love for each other and the feminine strength they share. Readers of all ages have fallen instantly in love with these Little Women. Their story transcends time--making this novel endure as a classic piece of American literature that has captivated generations of readers with their charm, innocence, and wistful insights. With an Introduction by Regina Barecca and an Afterword by Susan Straight

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review . The American female myth. Madelon Bedell The American female myth. --Madelon Bedell

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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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