Louisa May Alcott shares the innocence of girlhood and the warmth of sisterhood in this charming tale of four sisters. Responding to the need for a "girls book," the little known writer was met with unexpected fame and fortune for this novel inspired by her own childhood.
In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy are responsible for keeping a home while their father is off to war. At the same time, they must come to terms with their individual personalitiesand make the transition from girlhood to womanhood. It can all be quite a challenge. But the March sisters, however different, are nurtured by their wise and beloved Marmee, bound by their love for each other and the feminine strength they share. Readers of all ages have fallen instantly in love with these Little Women. Their story transcends timemaking this novel endure as a classic piece of American literature that has captivated generations of readers with their charm, innocence, and wistful insights.
With an Introduction by Regina Barecca
and an Afterword by Susan Straight