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Little Women

Little Women
 

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is a classic novel loved by adults and children alike.Come laugh and cry with the March family.Meg - the sweet-tempered one. Jo - the smart one. Beth - the shy one. Amy - the sassy one.Together they're the March sisters. Their father is away at w... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141917542
Published 14 May 2008 by Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Series Puffin Classics
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9780141917542
ISBN-10
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 14 May 2008
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Series Puffin Classics
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 801888

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is a classic novel loved by adults and children alike.Come laugh and cry with the March family.Meg - the sweet-tempered one. Jo - the smart one. Beth - the shy one. Amy - the sassy one.Together they're the March sisters. Their father is away at war and times are difficult, but the bond between the sisters is strong. The family may not have much money, but that doesn't stop them from creating their own fun and forming a secret society. Through sisterly squabbles, happy times and sad, their four lives follow very different paths, and they discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do...***PLUS a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more...***Louisa May Alcott wrote her first novel, The Inheritance, at age seventeen, but it went unpublished for nearly 150 years until 1997, after two researchers (Joel Myerson and Daniel Shealy) stumbled across the handwritten manuscript in the Houghton Library at Harvard University. Of course, Ms. Alcott is best known for a different novel, Little Women, which she wrote in two parts. The first volume, alternately titled Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, was published in 1868, and the second volume, Good Wives, was published in 1869. Like Jo in Little Women, Louisa also wrote many "blood and thunder" tales, which were published in popular periodicals of the day. She did not openly claim authorship for many of these Gothic thriller stories, however: for some, she used the pseudonym, "A. M. Barnard"; for others, she chose to remain completely anonymous.

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Author's Bio

Louisa May Alcott (1832-88) was brought up in Pennsylvania, USA. She turned to writing in order to supplement the family income and had many short stories published in magazines and newspapers. Then, in 1862, during the height of the American Civil War, Louisa went to Georgetown to work as a nurse, but she contracted typhoid. Out of her experiences she wrote Hospital Sketches (1864) which won wide acclaim, followed by an adult novel, Moods.She was reluctant to write a children's book but then realized that in herself and her three sisters she had the perfect models. The result was Little Women (1868) which became the earliest American children's novel to become a classic.

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