Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she also grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.

Alcott's family suffered financial difficulties, and while she worked to help support the family from an early age, she also sought an outlet in writing. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name A. M. Barnard, under which she wrote novels for young adults.

Published in 1868, Little Women is set in the Alcott family home, Hillside, later called the Wayside, in Concord, Massachusetts and is loosely based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters. The novel was very well received and is still a popular children's novel today, filmed several times.

Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist and remained unmarried throughout her life. She died in Boston on March 6, 1888.
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
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Little Women
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Lit­tle Men
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Little Men
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Eight Cousins
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Eight Cousins
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Jo's Boys and How They Turned Out: A Se­quel to "Lit­tle Men"
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Un­der the Lilacs
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Under the Lilacs
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Rose in Bloom
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Rose in Bloom
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An Old-Fash­ioned Girl
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An Old-Fashioned Girl
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Jack and Jill
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Hos­pi­tal Sketches
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The Mys­te­ri­ous Key and What It Opened
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The Mysterious Key and What It Opened
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A Gar­land for Girls
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A Garland for Girls
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Work: a Story of Experience, Louisa May Alcott
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Be­hind a Mask
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Behind a Mask
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A Mod­ern Cin­derella / Or, the Lit­tle Old Shoe and Other Sto­ries
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Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag
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Moods
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