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Little Women

Little Women
  

As part of the wonderful Collector's Library Series, Little Women is one of the best-loved children's classics of all time. This attractive volume contains the complete and unabridged story with 8 full color illustrations, plus numerous black & white illustrations throughout. The... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781984898852
Barcode 9781984898852
Release Date 12 November 2019 by Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Series Vintage Classics
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ISBN-13 9781984898852
ISBN-10 198489885X
Stock Release date is 12 November 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 12 Nov 2019
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Release Date 12 November 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Series Vintage Classics
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 528
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 203mm
Weight 368g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

As part of the wonderful Collector's Library Series, Little Women is one of the best-loved children's classics of all time. This attractive volume contains the complete and unabridged story with 8 full color illustrations, plus numerous black & white illustrations throughout. The deluxe edition features a full piece cloth case, a four color illustrated onlay on the front cover, foil stamping on front and spine, stained edges on three sides, printed endpapers with book plate, and a satin ribbon marker. This book should have an honored place in any child's library.

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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, born in 1832, was the second child of Bronson Alcott of Concord, Massachusetts, a self-taught philosopher, school reformer, and utopian who was much too immersed in the world of ideas to ever succeed in supporting his family. That task fell to his wife and later to his enterprising daughter Louisa May. While her father lectured, wrote, and conversed with such famous friends as Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau, Louisa taught school, worked as a seamstress and nurse, took in laundry, and even hired herself out as a domestic servant at age nineteen. The small sums she earned often kept the family from complete destitution, but it was through her writing that she finally brought them financial independence. I will make a battering-ram of my head, she wrote in her journal, and make a way through this rough-and-tumble world. An enthusiastic participant in amateur theatricals since age ten, she wrote her first melodrama at age fifteen and began publishing poems and sketches at twenty-one. Her brief service as a Civil War nurse resulted in Hospital Sketches (1863), but she earned more from the lurid thrillers she began writing in 1861 under the pseudonym of A.M. Barnard. These tales, with titles like Pauline's Passion and Punishment, featured strong-willed and flamboyant heroines but were not identified as Alcott's work until the 1940s. Fame and success came unexpectedly in 1868. When a publisher suggested she write a girl's book, she drew on her memories of her childhood and wrote Little Women, depicting herself as Jo March, while her sisters Anna, Abby May, and Elizabeth became Meg, Amy, and Beth. She re-created the high spirits of the Alcott girls and took many incidents from life but made the March family financially comfortable as the Alcotts never had been. Little Women, to its author's surprise, struck a cord an America's largely female reading public and became a huge success. Louisa was prevailed upon to continue the story, which she did in Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886.) In 1873 she published Work: A Story of Experience, an autobiography in fictional disguise with an all too appropriate title. Now a famous writer, she continued to turn out novels and stories and to work for the women's suffrage and temperance movements, as her father had worked for the abolitionists. Bronson Alcott and Louisa May Alcott both died in Boston in the same month, March of 1888.

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