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Little Women (Puffin Classics) [Paperback]

By Louisa May Alcott (Author)
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Item description for Little Women (Puffin Classics) by Louisa May Alcott...

The March girls, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, are growing up in New England during the Civil War. Times are difficult, but the bond between the four sisters is strong and their courage and love help them overcome adversity. Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) used her memories of growing up with her sisters when she wrote the perenial favorite Little Women. Dinah Dryhurst died in 1999 after illustrating many books for children.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Puffin
Pages   688
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.73" Width: 5.05" Height: 1.26"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 28, 1997
Publisher   Puffin
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
Series  Puffin Classics  
ISBN  0140380221  
ISBN13  9780140380224  
UPC  051488006992  

Availability  0 units.

More About Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832, in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson were family friends. Alcott wrote under various pseudonyms and only started using her own name when she was ready to commit to writing. Her novel "Little Women" gave Louisa May Alcott financial independence and a lifetime writing career. She died in 1888.

Early Life

Famed novelist Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832, in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Alcott was a best-selling novelist of the late 1800s, and many of her works, most notably Little Women, remain popular today.

Alcott was taught by her father, Amos Bronson Alcott, until 1848, and studied informally with family friends such as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Theodore Parker. Residing in Boston and Concord, Massachusetts, Alcott worked as a domestic servant and teacher, among other positions, to help support her family from 1850 to 1862. During the Civil War, she went to Washington, D.C. to work as a nurse.

Acclaimed Author

Unknown to most people, Louisa May Alcott had been publishing poems, short stories, thrillers, and juvenile tales since 1851, under the pen name Flora Fairfield. In 1862, she also adopted the pen name A.M. Barnard, and some of her melodramas were produced on Boston stages. But it was her account of her Civil War experiences, Hospital Sketches (1863), that confirmed Alcott's desire to be a serious writer. She began to publish stories under her real name in Atlantic Monthly and Lady's Companion, and took a brief trip to Europe in 1865 before becoming editor of a girls' magazine, Merry's Museum.

The great success of Little Women (1869–70) gave Alcott financial independence and created a demand for more books. Over the final years of her life, she turned out a steady stream of novels and short stories, mostly for young people and drawn directly from her family life. Her other books include Little Men (1871), Eight Cousins (1875) and Jo's Boys (1886). Alcott also tried her hand at adult novels, such as Work (1873) and A Modern Mephistopheles (1877), but these tales were not as popular as her other writings.

Louisa May Alcott lived in Germantown. Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832 and died in 1888.

Louisa May Alcott has published or released items in the following series...
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  3. Bantam Classics
  4. Barnes & Noble Classics
  5. Classic Starts
  6. Classics for Young Readers
  7. Collins Classics
  8. Dover Children's Thrift Classics
  9. Dover Evergreen Classics
  10. Dover Thrift Editions
  11. Enriched Classics (Simon & Schuster)
  12. Everyman's Library Children's Classics
  13. Library of America
  14. Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
  15. Novel Journal
  16. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  17. Paper Dolls
  18. Penguin Classics
  19. Penguin Threads
  20. Puffin Classics
  21. Puffin in Bloom
  22. Signet Classics
  23. Stepping Stone Book Classics
  24. Sterling Classics
  25. Viking Portable Library
  26. Vintage Classics

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Reviews - What do customers think about Little Women (Puffin Classics)?

It's Only the First Half of the Book  Apr 29, 2007
I bought this book as a gift to impress the receiver. To my shock, the receiver told me the book was very nice indeed but it contained only the first half of the book. I did not see anywhere where we are told about this being only half of the book unless you include the Library Journal description.
This is my favorite book!  Jan 10, 2007
I have loved this book ever since I was in grade school! I bought this copy because I wanted a nice, hardbound version and I liked the illustrations.
Little Women  Nov 10, 2006
This is a classic we wanted our grand daughter to read. The illustrations are professional and wonderful
It's not so good as my imagine  Jul 24, 2006
The words are so crowded. So I won't suggest this one.
Interesting  Jul 12, 2006
I love to read and have begun reading many classics. My teacher recommended "Little Women" for me to read. So, I went off and bought it at the bookstore. In this edition you read an introductin first which I thought was a bit boring and long. It tells about the back round of the author and how this book was made. This story is broken up into two parts. The story starts out with four girls- Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Their father is away at war. The first part of the story was too drawn out I thought. There is a description for everything. I did however enjoy reading it. The second part had a lot of action. There are weddings and births, and sadly even a death. It was more paced then the first part. I think Jo had the best character. She was so realistic. All in all, I thought this story was pretty good and I am not disappointed in it. I am very happy I read it. I know it is a classic and I do understand why.

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