A pocket hardback of Louisa May Alcott's timeless children's classic
Louisa May Alcott was born in Pennsylvania in 1832, the second of four daughters of the philosopher Bronson Alcott. She was educated at home and went on to become a schoolteacher in Boston. Her first book Flower Fables was published when she was twenty-two, but she interrupted her career as a writer to nurse soldiers at a Washington hospital during the civil war. Her most enduring book, Little Women, was published in 1868 and was an instant success. Other books include Little Men and Jo's Boys. Louisa May Alcott died in 1888 at the age of 56.
Alcott's book has become the cast-iron foundation from which other
writers and artists can build their own beliefs and desires. *
One-hundred-and-fifty-year-old literature never felt so alive . . . There's a reason why Little Women, in print continuously since its first volume was published in 1868, has been such an enduring phenomenon, and that is Jo March. * Guardian *
During the 150 years since the novel's publication, fans have worshipped Alcott's story . . . a treasured American classic and peerless coming-of-age story for girls. * The Atlantic *