Little Women

Little Women

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Grown-up Meg, tomboyish Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. The four March sisters couldn't be more different. But with their father away at war, and their mother working to support the family, they have to rely on one another. Whether they're putting on a play, forming a secret society, or celebrating Christmas, there's one thing they can't help wondering: Will Father return home safely?
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 816 pages
  • 136 x 185 x 58mm | 698g
  • Puffin Classics
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations
  • 0147514010
  • 9780147514011
  • 8,504

Review Text

Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of four sisters in a deluxe hardcover edition, with beautiful...
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Review quote

"The American female myth."
-Madelon Bedell
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About Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott (1832-88) was brought up in Pennsylvania, USA. She turned to writing in order to supplement the family income and had many short stories published in magazines and newspapers. Then, in 1862, during the height of the American Civil War, Louisa went to Georgetown to work as a nurse, but she contracted typhoid. Out of her experiences she wrote Hospital Sketches (1864) which won wide acclaim, followed by an adult novel, Moods.

She was reluctant to write a children's book but then realized that in herself and her three sisters she had the perfect models. The result was Little Women (1868) which became the earliest American children's novel to become a classic
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Rating details

1,948,155 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 44% (865,565)
4 32% (624,062)
3 17% (329,328)
2 5% (88,460)
1 2% (40,740)
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