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Little Women

Written by Louisa May Alcott

Part of the Wordsworth Collector's Editions Series

Classic Fiction Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 13+ readers Romance / Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on Little Women

Little Women is one of the best-loved children's stories of all time, based on the author's own youthful experiences

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. 

 

 

Each book in the Wordsworth Collector’s Editions series will make an attractive addition to any home or school library. Featuring stylish cover illustrations that are at once classic and contemporary, gleaming gold foil, and an elegant compact hardback format, they make glorious gifts for readers young and old.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

Little Women Synopsis

Little Women is one of the best-loved children's stories of all time, based on the author's own youthful experiences.

It describes the family of the four March sisters living in a small New England community. Meg, the eldest, is pretty and wishes to be a lady; Jo, at fifteen is ungainly and unconventional with an ambition to be an author; Beth is a delicate child of thirteen with a taste for music and Amy is a blonde beauty of twelve.

The story of their domestic adventures, their attempts to increase the family income, their friendship with the neighbouring Laurence family, and their later love affairs remains as fresh and beguiling as ever.

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ISBN: 9781840227789
Publication date: 07/09/2018
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format: Hardback

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Publication date: 01/10/2015
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Publication date: 02/08/2012
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Format: Paperback

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Publication date: 02/08/2007
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781840227789
Publication date: 7th September 2018
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 384 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction, Family / Home Stories, Romance / Relationship Stories

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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