Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  

Little Women

Written by Louisa May Alcott
Illustrated by Ella Bailey

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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.
~ The Good Book Guide

Synopsis

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.

Reviews

Six generations of readers have found in the story of the March family universal truths about girls, families and growing up. - The Guardian The resounding message of Little Women is that no one stays the same for ever, least of all the reader . . . the power of Little Women lies absolutely in its girlish innocence. - The Times 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

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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Format

Paperback
528 pages

Author

Louisa May Alcott
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Publisher

Alma Classics an imprint of Alma Books Ltd

Publication date

1st May 2016

ISBN

9781847495877

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