Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott

Old-Fashioned Girl

Louisa May Alcott


Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott

The fantastic 1869 novel by Louisa May Alcott (the author of Little Women) follows the story of country girl Polly Milton who goes to visit her wealthy friend Fanny Shaw in the city and finds herself both overwhelmed by the city folks' fashionable lifestyle, as well as embarrassed of her own manners and clothes.

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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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Andrews UK

Publication date

15th June 2012




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