Little Women

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Little Women

Format:  Paperback,

400 pages

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Publish Date: Jul 2004

ISBN-13: 9780534521165

ISBN-10: 0534521169

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In New England during the Civil War, four sisters experience joys and hardships together.

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Author:
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publish Date: Jul 2004
ISBN-13: 9780534521165
ISBN-10: 0534521169
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.16
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.38 x 0.77 x 8.96

About the author

Biography of Alcott, Louisa May

Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1832. Two years later, she moved with her family to Boston and in 1840 to Concord, which was to remain her family home for the rest of her life. Her father, Bronson Alcott, was a transcendentalist and friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Alcott early realized that her father could not be counted on as sole support of his family, and so she sacrificed much of her own pleasure to earn money by sewing, teaching, and churning out potboilers.

Her reputation was established with Hospital Sketches (1863), which was an account of her work as a volunteer nurse in Washington, D.C. Alcott's first works were written for children, including her best-known Little Women (1868--69) and Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys (1871). Moods (1864), a "passionate conflict", was written for adults. Alcott's writing eventually became the family's main source of income. Throughout her life, Alcott continued to produce highly popular and idealistic literature for children.

An Old-Fashioned Girl (1870), Eight Cousins (1875), Rose in Bloom (1876), Under the Lilacs (1878), and Jack and Jill (1881) enjoyed wide popularity. At the same time, her adult fiction, such as the autobiographical novel Work: A Story of Experience (1873) and A Modern Mephistopheles (1877), a story based on the Faust legend, shows her deeper concern with such social issues as education, prison reform, and women's suffrage. She realistically depicts the problems of adolescents and working women, the difficulties of relationships between men and women, and the values of the single woman's life.

Chapter outline

Playing Pilgrims
A Merry Christmas
The Laurence Boy
Burdens
Being Neighborly
Beth Finds the Palace Beautiful
Amy's Valley of Humiliation
Jo Meets Apollyon
Meg Goes to Vanity Fair
The P.C. and P.O
Experiments
Camp Laurence
Castles in the Air
Secrets
A Telegram
Letters
Little Faithful
Dark Days
Amy's Will
Confidential
Laurie Makes Mischief, and Jo Makes Peace
Pleasant Meadows
Aunt March Settles the Question
Gossip
The First Wedding
Artistic Attempts
Literary Lessons
Domestic Experiences
Calls
Consequences
Our Foreign Correspondent
Tender Troubles
Jo's Journal
A Friend
Heartache
Beth's Secret
New Impressions
On the Shelf
Lazy Laurence
The Valley of the Shadow
Learning to Forget
All Alone
Surprises
My Lord and Lady
Daisy and Demi
Under the Umbrella
Harvest Time

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2007-11-15)

Alcott's standard gets bumped up to a Penguin Deluxe, complete with illustrated front and back covers, French flaps, and ragged paper. Very nice. Next time you're ordering new copies of LW, get this one.

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