Little Women

Little Women (Book 1)

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Louisa May Alcott shares the innocence of girlhood in this classic coming of age story about four sisters-Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy.

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


The four young faces on which the firelight shone brightened at the cheerful words, but darkened again as Jo said sadly, “We haven’t got Father, and shall not have him for a long time.” She didn’t say...

About the Author:

Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1832, the second of four daughters of Abigail May Alcott and Bronson Alcott, the prominent Transcendentalist thinker and social reformer. Raised in Concord, Massachusetts, and educated by her father, Alcott early on…

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This is fiction, yet the story geared toward young women is based in part on the life of the author, Louisa May Alcott. The main character, Jo March, lives with sisters Meg, Beth, Amy, and their mother while their father is away as a Civil War army chaplain. Money is tight, yet Jo is interested in writing, not becoming just someone's wife. She is tomboyish , the opposite of her sisters Amy and Meg, and Beth has many ills. A coming of age story of sorts when women had fewer choices yet could think independently if they chose, giving the reader something to think about.

6/16/2023 9:03:19 PM

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