Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women

Written by Louisa May Alcott
Illustrated by Sophie Allsopp
Part of the Illustrated Originals Series

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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 year old Beth plays the piano beautifully while twelve year old Amy, is pretty but a little bit selfish and indulged. How their sisters fill their time with creative activities and good work and how they all fall in love in their different ways with the boy next door is full of period charm as well as being totally topical and applicable for modern readers. ~ Julia Eccleshare

This is a lovely gift edition of this much-loved classic, perfect to mark a special occasion. With illustrations throughout, the text is complete and unabridged and includes a biography of the author with links to find out more online.

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy cheerfully confront poverty and other problems in this warmest and most popular of family stories.


Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May-Alcott's classic novel, complete and unabridged. This inspirational story follows the fortunes of the March sisters as they struggle through the American Civil War and learn the importance of love, family and following their dreams. Fully illustrated, this hardback gift edition is traditionally bound and has a ribbon page marker.


'This inspirational colour illustrated American classic makes a lovely gift between mothers and daughters.' - South Wales Evening Post; 'A lovely gift edition of this much-loved classic, perfect to mark a special occasion.' - LoveReading4Kids'

About the Author

Louisa May Alcott
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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448 pages


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Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st October 2015




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