Louisa May Alcott

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ALCOTT, Louisa May (1832-88) American novelist and author of classic children's books. Louisa May Alcott lived all her life in Boston and Concord, and wrote to support herself and her family. Although she wrote on other subjects, she is remembered for Little Women. The book is an account of her own impoverished youth, and the closeness of the ties between herself, her beloved sisters, and their parents. Little Women, with its charming and sympathetic self-portrait of Jo March, was immediately popular and, with the sequel Good Wives which appeared in the following year, made their author's name and fortune. Other sequels followed, full of humour and pathos, describing family life in mid-nineteenth-century Massachusetts with a charm which is untarnished even today.

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Flower Fables 1855
Hospital Sketches 1863
The Rose Family: A Fairy Tale 1864
Morning-Glories and Other Stories 1867
The Mysterious Key and What It Opened 1867
Three Proverb Stories 1868
Little Women or Meg Jo Beth and Amy 1868
Good Wives 1869
An Old Fashioned Girl 1870
Little Men Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys 1871

 

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