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Little Women : Penguin Classics - Louisa May Alcott

Little Women

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: 1st June 1989
ISBN: 9780140390698
Number Of Pages: 544
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old

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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." --Madelon Bedell

Introductionp. vii
Suggestions for Further Readingp. xxix
A Note on the Textp. xxxi
Little Women
Prefacep. xxxv
p. 1
p. 236
Notesp. 493
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ISBN: 9780140390698
ISBN-10: 0140390693
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 1st June 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1