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Little Women is the story of the four March sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy - in a family that has been loved by readers young and old for generations. Whether they are putting on plays, forming the Pickwick Society Club, or entertaining Laurie, the lonely boy next door, the sisters and their mother play and work together to maintain an interesting and fun household while their father is away at war. Drawing on her own childhood, Louisa May Alcott created a story full of warmth and love, perfect for anyone who wants to savor the transformation from childhood to adulthood.
Louisa May Alcott's beloved tale about Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy is presented in a beautiful Everyman's Library Children's Classics edition. The story of the four sisters' dreams, quarrels, and romances are brought to vivid life in this edition that features full cloth binding in bold, bright colors; silk ribbon marker and headband; two-color illustrated endpapers and illustrations throughout. A brief biography of Alcott is also included.
Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832 in Pennsylvania and grew up in Concord, Massachusetts. She is best known for her books for children. The daughter of philosopher and reformer Amons Bronson Alcott, she was also a supporter of women's rights and an abolitionist. Family debts led her to write the autobiographical novel Little Women (1868). The book was a huge success, followed by Little Men, An Old-Fashioned Girl, and several other novels.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
"The American female myth."