The Complete Little Women: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, Jo's Boys (Unabridged)

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Louisa May Alcott ended Little Women (1868) with the words "So the curtain falls upon Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Whether it ever rises again, depends upon the reception given the first act of the domestic drama called Little Women." It was an immediate commercial and critical success, and readers demanded to know more about the characters. Alcott quickly completed a second volume, Good Wives (1869), and later Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). The novels follow the lives of the four March sisters--Meg, Beth, Jo and Amy, each with a very different character. It has been argued that within Little Women one finds the first vision of the "All-American girl" and that her multiple aspects are embodied in the differing March sisters. But whatever the reason, generations of readers have loved these novels since they were first published.

This edition, containing Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys, is complete and unabridged. Also included are Frank T. Merrill's forty-three black and white illustrations to the first two books.

Product Details

Price
$22.79
Publisher
Benediction Classics
Publish Date
December 22, 2016
Pages
632
Dimensions
6.14 X 1.4 X 9.21 inches | 2.11 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781781397657
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About the Author

Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. She is best known for Little Women (1968), which is loosely based on her own life and proved to be one of the most popular children's books ever written. Three sequels followed: Good Wives (1869), Little Men (1871), and Jo's Boys (1886). Alcott was the daughter of the famous transcendentalist Bronson Alcott and was friend of Emerson and Thoreau. In addition to writing, she worked as a teacher, governess, and Civil War nurse, as well as being an advocate of abolition, women's rights, and temperance. She died in 1888 and is buried in Sleepy Hollow cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts.