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The charming story of the March sisters, Little Women has been adored by generations. Readers have rooted for Laurie in his pursuit of Jo's hand, cried over little Beth's death, and dreamed of travelling through Europe with old Aunt March and Amy. Future writers have found inspiration in Jo's devotion to her writing. In this simple, enthralling tale, both parts of which are included here, Louisa May Alcott has created four of American literature's most beloved women.
In her enlightening, thoughtful introduction, Elaine Showalter discusses Louisa May Alcott's influences, and her aspirations for Little Women, as well as the impact the novel has had on such women writers as Joyce Carol Oates and Cynthia Ozick.
About the Author
Lousia May Alcott was born in Pennsylvania, in 1832, the second of four daughters. After a period of serving as an army nurse, she published Hospital Sketches in 1863, followed by Gothic Romances and lurid thrillers. In 1868-9 she published Little Women, which proved so popular that it was followed by two sequels and several other novels. She died in 1888.
"The American female myth."
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A Note on the Text
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ISBN: 9780140390698 ISBN-10: 0140390693 Series: Penguin Classics Audience:
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old For Grades: 4 - 6 Format:
Number Of Pages: 544 Published: 1st June 1989 Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1