Little Women, Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition  -     By: Louisa May Alcott
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Little Women, Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

Penguin Classics / 2012 / Paperback

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Little Women follows the four March sisters on their pathway to adulthood: independent Jo; loving Beth; kind Meg; and beautiful Amy, the baby of the family? The charming story of these four "little women" and their wise and patient mother enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England was an instant success when first published and has been a classic favorite in homes ever since.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 528
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.44 X 5.63 (inches)
ISBN: 0143106651
ISBN-13: 9780143106654
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Series: Penguin Threads

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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 beautiful 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.

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Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1832. The family later settled in Concord, Massachusetts, where Alcott was influenced by their neighbors Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau. At a young age, Louisa took on some of the family’s financial burdens and worked as a domestic, a teacher, and a writer. In 1868 and 1869, fame and fortune came with the publication of Little Women. The author of numerous novels and an active campaigner for temperance and women’s suffrage, Alcott died in 1888.
 
Regina Barecca, Professor of English and Feminist Theory at the University of Connecticut, is the editor of the influ­ential journal LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory. Among her many books are They Used to Call Me Snow White . . . But I Drifted, a widely acclaimed study of wom­en’s humor, and Babes in Boyland, It’s Not That I’m Bit­ter . . . , and Untamed and Unabashed: Essays on Women and Humor in British Literature. She is also the editor of The Penguin Book of Women’s Humor.
 
Susan Straight is an award-winning fiction writer whose novel Highwire Moon, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her other novels include Aquaboogie, I Been in Sorrow’s Kitchen and Licked out All the Pots, and Blacker than a Thousand Midnights. She was born in Riverside, California, and lives there with her three daughters.

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