Little Women

byLouisa May Alcott

Hardcover | September 25, 2018

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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SPECIAL 150TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

One hundred and fifty years ago, at the request of her publisher, Louisa May Alcott sat down reluctantly to write 'a girls' book'. Knowing that, contrary to society’s expectations, girls often had to be brave, resourceful and bold, that the private lives of girls were colourful and surprising, Alcott wrote a book in which girls would recognise themselves. She drew on her own experiences and those of her impoverished New England family in writing her new novel, and declared, when she was finished, that it was better than she expected: 'Not a bit sensational, but simple and true, for we really lived most of it, and if it succeeds that will be the reason of it. . .'

Simple, true, and keenly resonant with life, spirit and affection, Little Women did succeed, delighting readers across the world, and it has never been out of print since its first publication in 1868. Whichever sister you are drawn to, be it sensible, romantic Meg or sweet, sunshiny Beth, whether you are burning with ambition like Jo, or share with Amy the wish for a more beautiful nose, the March girls are all irresistible, and will go on winning hearts and capturing imaginations for the next 150 years to come.

Includes the sequel Good Wives.

Louisa May Alcott was born on 29 November 1832 in Pennsylvania, and she grew up with plenty of books to read but seldom enough to eat. Louisa went to work when she was very young as a paid companion and teacher, but she loved writing most of all, and like Jo March she started selling sensational stories in order to help provide financi...
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Title:Little WomenFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:624 pages, 8.8 X 5.5 X 2 inShipping dimensions:624 pages, 8.8 X 5.5 X 2 inPublished:September 25, 2018Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1784874329

ISBN - 13:9781784874322

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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