Little Women: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Alcott, Louisa May
Subject:  FICTION / Classics
  FICTION / Coming of Age
  FICTION / Family Life
  FICTION / General
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: November 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.43in x 5.50in x 0.78in
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From The Publisher*In time for the major feature film, a timeless new edition of one of the most beloved novels of all time

Little Women is recognized as one of the best-loved classic children's stories, transcending the boundaries of time and age, making it as popular with adults as it is with young readers. The beloved story of the March girls is a classic American feminist novel, reflecting the tension between cultural obligation and artistic and personal freedom. But which of the four March sisters to love best? For every reader must have their favorite. Independent, tomboyish Jo; delicate, loving Beth; pretty, kind Meg; or precocious and artistic Amy, the baby of the family? The charming story of these four "little women" and their wise and patient mother Marmee enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England was an instant success when first published in 1868 and has been adored for generations.
Review Quote*"An essential American novel, perhaps the essential American novel for girls."-Jane Smiley
 
"My favorite literary heroine is Jo March. It is hard to overstate what she meant to a small, plain girl called Jo, who had a hot temper and a burning ambition to be a writer."-J.K. Rowling
Biographical NoteLouisa May Alcott was born in Pennsylvania, in 1832, the second of four daughters. After a period of serving as an army nurse, she published Hospital Sketches in 1863, followed by Gothic Romances and lurid thrillers. In 1868-9, she published Little Women, which proved so popular that it was followed by two sequels and several other novels. She died in 1888.