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Little Women

Little Women

A beautiful new edition of this timeless family favourite, following the lives of the four March sisters - pretty Meg, tomboy Jo, shy Beth and vain Amy - as they grow and mature into four distinctive little women.

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ISBN 9781780943237
Published 27 June 2014 by Faber Factory
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Series Little Women
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781780943237
ISBN-10 1780943237
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Faber Factory
Imprint Hesperus Press Ltd.
Publication Date 27 June 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Alcott, Louisa May
Series Little Women
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
19th Century Fiction
16th to 18th Century Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.4
Catalogue Code 513578

Description of this Electronic Book

The four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy live in Concord, Massachussetts, with their beloved mother while their father is stationed far away as an army chaplain in the civil war. Although not well off financially they are nonetheless well known in the neighbourhood for their charitable work. The girls amuse themselves at home with imaginative fun and games, including performing plays and writing sketches. They are the picture of a loving family and each daughter has her own part to play in it. As time passes each sister grows to understand her own strengths and weaknesses. By trial and frequent error, under the supportive eye of their mother, they grow in confidence and find their characters. Many people in the community become very fond of the girls and they forge friendships with numerous neighbours. But difficult situations and decisions lie ahead for the four sisters as the story unfolds. The March girls are so deftly and vividly drawn that everyone who reads this book will identify with one sister in the story, whether they are reading Little Women for the first time as a child or rereading it for the hundredth time as an adult.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Use a hankie as a bookmark - tears are guaranteed' Marie Claire 'Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is as much a part of every girl's childhood as her first pair of ballet shoes and the Brothers Grimm' Mail on Sunday 'Six generations of readers have found in the story of the March family universal truths about girls, families and growing up' Guardian

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Author's Bio

Louisa May Alcott was born in Pennsylvania in 1832, the second of four daughters. Little Women, loosely based on her own experiences, was published in1868 and was an immediate success. In her later years Alcott became involved with the women's suffrage movement. She published her last novel, Jo's Boys in 1886, and died in Boston on 6th March 1888 at the age of fifty-six.

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