Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott (; November 29, 1832March 6, 1888) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet best known as the author of the novel ''Little Women'' (1868) and its sequels ''Little Men'' (1871) and ''Jo's Boys'' (1886). Raised in New England by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Alcott's family suffered from financial difficulties, and while she worked to help support the family from an early age, she also sought an outlet in writing. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used pen names such as A. M. Barnard, under which she wrote lurid short stories and sensation novels for adults that focused on passion and revenge.

Published in 1868, ''Little Women'' is set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts, and is loosely based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters, Abigail May Alcott Nieriker, Elizabeth Sewall Alcott, and Anna Alcott Pratt. The novel was well-received at the time and is still popular today among both children and adults. It has been adapted many times to the stage, film, and television.

Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist and remained unmarried throughout her life. All her life she was active in such reform movements as temperance and women's suffrage. She died from a stroke, two days after her father died, in Boston on March 6, 1888. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Published 1989
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Published 1933
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Published 1947
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Published 1947
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Published 1914
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Published 1995
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888,
Published 1955
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Published 1982
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Published 1982
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Published 1997
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Published 1997
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Published 2007
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Published 1994
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Published 1947
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888,
Published 2004
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Published 1996
...Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888. Feminist Alcott....
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Published 1997
...Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888. Inheritance. 1st ed....
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by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Published 2001
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