Little Women

byLouisa May AlcottEditorValerie Alderson

Paperback | January 11, 2009

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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Little Women has remained enduringly popular since its publication in 1868, becoming the inspiration for a whole genre of family stories. Set in a small New England community, it tells of the March family: Marmee looks after daughters in the absence of her husband, who is serving as an army chaplain in the Civil War, and Meg, Jo,Beth, and Amy experience domestic trials and triumphs as they attempt to supplement the family's small income. In the second part of the novel (sometimes known as Good Wives) the girls grow up and fall in love. The novel is highly autobiographical, and in Jo's character Alcott portrays a strong-minded and independent woman, determined to control her own destiny. The introduction to this edition provides a fascinating history of the Alcotts,and of Louisa Alcott's own struggles as a writer.
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)
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Title:Little WomenFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:528 pages, 7.72 X 5.08 X 0.04 inShipping dimensions:528 pages, 7.72 X 5.08 X 0.04 inPublished:January 11, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199538115

ISBN - 13:9780199538119

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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