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Little Women

Written by Louisa May Alcott

Illustrated by Sophie Allsopp

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LoveReading View on Little Women

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.

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Little Women Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9781409581987
Publication date: 01/10/2015
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780099572961
Publication date: 02/08/2012
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781408836453
Publication date: 02/08/2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409581987
Publication date: 1st October 2015
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Illustrator: Sophie Allsopp
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Classics

About 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 ...

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