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Louisa May Alcott - Author

Louisa May Alcott, daughter of Amos Bronson Alcott, one of Emerson's circle of friends, was born in Philadelphia in 1832. Educated mainly by H. D. Thoreau and her father, Miss Alcott served as a hospital nurse during the Civil War. Her first book, Flower Fables, appeared in 1854, and her next work, Hospital Sketches (1863), consisted of her letters home from the Union Hospital during the war. She first gained a wide reputation with Little Women (1868-69), and her best subsequent work was done in the same field. Her chief publications after Little Women are the following: An Old-Fashioned Girl (1870), Little Men (1871), Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag (1871-79), Work (1873), Silver Pitchers (1876), Rose in Bloom (1876), Jo's Boys (1886), and A Garland for Girls (1887). Good Wives is the second part of Little Women. Miss Alcott died in 1888.

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Little Women
Louisa May Alcott - illustrated by Sophie Allsopp
The four sisters, each with a striking and strong character, between them represent any girls growing up at any time. Meg, the eldest, is sixteen and very pretty; fifteen year old Jo is a tomboy who loves reading; delicate, thirteen...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2015
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Good Wives
Louisa May Alcott
The Little Women- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy - have grown up and are ready to go out and fulfil their childhood dreams. Pursuing ideals of work and love, each takes a slightly different path and each finds hope, happiness...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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Little Women
Louisa May Alcott
The four sisters, each with a striking and strong character, between them represent any girls growing up at any time. Meg, the eldest, is sixteen and very pretty; fifteen year old Jo is a tomboy who loves reading; delicate, thirteen...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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Little Women (with an Introduction by Louise Rennison)
Louisa May Alcott
Laugh and cry with the March family. Meg, the sweet-tempered one, Jo, the smart one, Beth, the shy one and Amy, the sassy one. Despite their lack of money...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2008
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Little Women (Audio CD)
Louisa May Alcott
This is the audio CD version of the classic story by Louisa Mary Alcott. Little Women is a heart-warming tale about the endearing March sisters and if you love a good story then look no further. Times are hard for...
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Format: Cd-audio | Released 03/03/2008
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