Little Women (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Little Women (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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The beloved story of the March girls is a classic American novel, telling the story of four sisters: independent, tomboyish Jo; delicate, loving Beth; pretty, kind Meg; and precocious, 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 144 x 212 x 36mm | 595g
  • Penguin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Deluxe, Reprint
  • w. ill.
  • 0143106651
  • 9780143106654
  • 27,705

Review Text

`Perhaps no other book provided a greater guide, as I set out on my youthful path, than Louisa May Alcott's most beloved novel, Little Women.`
-From the Foreword by Patti Smith

`I have always gravitated towards the cozy book, and nothing is cozier than Little Women. It was one of the books that fostered my love of America, very early on, and showed me what makes a great character, particularly in headstrong Jo.`
-Jane Green
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Review quote

`Perhaps no other book provided a greater guide, as I set out on my youthful path, than Louisa May Alcott's most beloved novel, Little Women.`
--From the Foreword by Patti Smith `I have always gravitated towards the cozy book, and nothing is cozier than Little Women. It was one of the books that fostered my love of America, very early on, and showed me what makes a great character, particularly in headstrong Jo.`
--Jane Green
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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

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4 32% (653,903)
3 17% (340,120)
2 4% (90,465)
1 2% (41,351)
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