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Little Women and Good Wives : Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS - Louisa May Alcott

Little Women and Good Wives

Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS

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Published: 6th October 1994
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Written in six weeks, and at first thought by its editor to be 'dull', this story of an American family - four sisters and their mother living through the months while father is away in the Civil War - has a universal and enduring appeal. The reason is clear. Louisa Alcott based her story on her own experience of family life. 'Not a bit sensational', she wrote, 'but simple and true, for we really lived most of it. ' When published in 1868, the book was illustrated by May Alcott, Louisa's mother. GOOD WIVES, a sequel to LITTEL WOMEN, was published in 1869, taking up the story of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy three years on. In 1912 an English artist, Millicent Etheldreda Gray, with a reputation for closely-worked studies of domestic settings, was commissioned by Hodder and Stoughton to paint twelve watercolours for this most long-lasting of all family stories. A new feature film of LITTLE WOMEN will be released by Columbia Pictures in 1995 starring Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon and directed by Gillian Armstrong.

ISBN: 9781857159264
ISBN-10: 1857159268
Series: Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 6th October 1994
Publisher: Everyman
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.3 x 21.6  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1