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Little Women And Good Wives

Written by Louisa May Alcott

Part of the Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS Series

Little Women And Good Wives Synopsis

Written in six weeks, and at first thought by its editor to be 'dull', this story of an American family - four sisters and their mother living through the months while father is away in the Civil War - has a universal and enduring appeal. The reason is clear. Louisa Alcott based her story on her own experience of family life. 'Not a bit sensational', she wrote, 'but simple and true, for we really lived most of it. ' When published in 1868, the book was illustrated by May Alcott, Louisa's mother. GOOD WIVES, a sequel to LITTEL WOMEN, was published in 1869, taking up the story of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy three years on. In 1912 an English artist, Millicent Etheldreda Gray, with a reputation for closely-worked studies of domestic settings, was commissioned by Hodder and Stoughton to paint twelve watercolours for this most long-lasting of all family stories. A new feature film of LITTLE WOMEN will be released by Columbia Pictures in 1995 starring Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon and directed by Gillian Armstrong.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781857159264
Publication date: 6th October 1994
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Everyman's Library Children's Classics an imprint of Everyman
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 528 pages

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