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The nineteenth-century coming-of-age story of the March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- as they navigate life with a father at war, financial and emotional hardships, and the lure and intrigue of the handsome neighbor Laurie.

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Birmingham, Alabama

Edition Notes

"This 2014 edition published ... by arrangement with Race Point Publishing"--Title page verso.

Includes a timeline of the author's life and historical events (pages 501-506).

Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-508).

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xix, 508 pages
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Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott’s most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War.

It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the freethinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with "woman’s work,” including sewing, doing laundry, and acting as a domestic servant. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. Little Women brought her lasting fame and fortune, and far from being the "girl’s book” her publisher requested, it explores such timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America.

Includes beautiful illustrations by Alice Barber Stephens

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"CHRISTMAS WON'T be Christmas without any presents, grumbled Jo, lying on the rug."
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