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Little WomenLittle Women
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In the March family, Little Women follows the lives of four sisters-tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy-as they come of age while their father is fighting in the Civil War. Since 1868, readers have rooted for Laurie in his pursuit of Jo's hand, cried over the family's tragedy, and dreamed of traveling through Europe with old Aunt March and Amy. In this simple, enthralling tale, Louisa May Alcott has created four of American literature's most beloved women.
     

 
Little Women, Penguin ClassicsLittle Women, Penguin Classics
Louisa May Alcott
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Alcott's beloved story of the March girls--Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy--is a classic American feminist novel, reflecting the tension between cultural obligation and artistic and personal freedom.
     

 

 
Civil War Hospital SketchesCivil War Hospital Sketches
Louisa May Alcott
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Before her wider fame as the author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott achieved recognition for her accounts of her work as a volunteer nurse in an army hospital. Written during the winter of 1862-63, her lively dispatches appeared in the newspapaer Commonwealth, where they were eagerly read by soldiers' friends and families. Then, as now, these chronicles revealed the desperate realities of battlefield medicine as well as the tentative first steps of women in military service.
     

 

 
Louisa May Alcott: Little Women, Little Men and Jo's BoysLouisa May Alcott: Little Women, Little Men and Jo's Boys
Louisa May Alcott
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Your students will cherish these classics of American literature. In Little Women, they'll meet the unforgettable March sisters---Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy---and follow their adventures in New England during the Civil War. Later, Jo becomes caretaker to a household of rambunctious Little Men at the Plumfield School. And Jo's Boys returns to Plumfield a decade later. Ages 9 to 12. 1091 pages, hardcover from The Library of America.
     

 
Little Women, Modern Library Series, PaperbackLittle Women, Modern Library Series, Paperback
Louisa May Alcott
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It is no surprise that Little Women, the adored classic of four sisters and their enduring devotion to and protection of one another, was loosely based on Lousia May Alcott's own life. Alcott drew from her own personality to create a unique protagonist: Jo, willful, headstrong, and undoubtedly the backbone of the March family, is a heroine unlike any seen before. Follow the sisters from innocent adolescence to sage adulthood, with all the joy and sorrow of life in between, and fall in love with them and this endearing story. Praised by Madeleine Stern as "a book on the American home, and hence universal in its appeal," Little Women has been an avidly read, and reread, tale for generations. This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes newly written notes that offer more descriptions and insight than those of previous editions. Read an excerpt.
     

 

 

 
Jo's BoysJo's Boys
Louisa May Alcott
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Best known for her novels Little Women and Little Men, Louisa May Alcott continues the story of her feisty protagonist Jo in this final novel chronicling the adventures and misadventures of the March family. Entertaining, surprising, and overall a joy to read. Jo's Boys is nevertheless shaded by a bittersweet tone, for with it Alcott brought her wonderful series to an end. Beginning ten years after Little Men, Jo's Boys revisits Plumfield, the New England school still presided over by Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer. Jo's boys - including rebellious Dan, salior Emli, and promising musician Nat - are grown; Jo herself remains at the center of this tale, holding her boys fast through shipwreck and storm, disappointment... and even murder. Popular for more than a century, the series that began with Little Women continues to hold universal appeal with its powerful and affectionate prodigal can always return, adversity is never met alone, and our dreams of being cherished, no matter what our flaws, come true. With this new edition of Jo's Boys, readers once again have access to a treasured classic by one of America's best-loved writers.
     

 
Hospital SketchesHospital Sketches
Louisa May Alcott
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A first-person account of Little Women author Louisa May Alcott's experiences as an Army Nurse during the Civil War, Hospital Sketches sparkles with Alcott's wit and humor even as she confronts the results of war. 96 pages, softcover.
     

 

 
The Portable Louisa May AlcottThe Portable Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott
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Although the publication of Little Women in 1868 earned Louisa May Alcott great renown, for a very long period thereafter she was thought of as a writer of children's books and considered--at best--a minor figure in the American literary canon. Now, at last, Alcott's vast body of work is being celebrated alongside that of the greatest American writers. The Portable Louisa May Alcott samples the entire spectrum of Alcott's writings: her novels, novellas, children's stories, sensationalist fiction, gothic tales, memoirs, letters and journals. Presenting her more daring works, such as Moods and Behind a Mask, alongside the more familiar heroines, and including a selection of personal writing, this singular collection shows the relationship not only between Little Women and Alcott's family life, but also between Little Women and the sensation fiction--and how this apparent dichotomy illuminates who Alcott was. Edited by Elizabth Lennox Keyser, The Portable Louisa May Alcott offers readers a wide-ranging portrait of this influential writer.
     
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