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Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1832, the second of four daughters of Abigail May Alcott and Bronson Alcott, the prominent Transcendentalist thinker and social reformer. Raised in Concord, Massachusetts, and educated by her father, Alcott early on came under the influence of the great men of his circle: Emerson, Hawthorne, the preacher Theodore Parker, and Thoreau. From her youth, Louisa worked at various tasks to help support her family: sewing, teaching, domestic service, and writing. In 1862, she volunteered to serve as an army nurse in a Union hospital during the Civil War— an experience that provided her material for her first successful book, Hospital Sketches (1863). Between 1863 and 1869, she published several anonymous and pseudonymous Gothic romances and lurid thrillers. But fame came with the publication of her Little Women (1868– 69), a novel based on the childhood adventures of the four Alcott sisters, which received immense popular acclaim and brought her financial security as well as the conviction to continue her career as a writer. In the wake of Little Women’s popularity, she brought out An Old- Fashioned Girl (1870), Little Men(1871), Eight Cousins (1875), Rose in Bloom (1876), Jo’s Boys (1886), and other books for children, as well as two adult novels, Moods (1864) and Work (1873). An active participant in the women’s suffrage and temperance movements during the last decade of her life, Alcott died in Boston in 1888, on the day her father was buried.

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Eight Cousins (Puffin Classics) by Louisa May Alcott 0140374566 9780140374568 Eight Cousins (Puffin Classics)
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Little Women (Collins Classics) by Louisa May Alcott 0007350996 9780007350995 Little Women (Collins Classics)
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 1514640805 9781514640807 Little Women
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An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott 1617209120 9781617209123 An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 0141192410 9780141192413 Little Women
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Little Women (Puffin in Bloom) by Louisa May Alcott 0147514010 9780147514011 Little Women (Puffin in Bloom)
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Little Women: 150th Anniversary Edition by Louisa May Alcott 0316489271 9780316489270 Little Women: 150th Anniversary Edition
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The Inheritance (Penguin Classics) by Louisa May Alcott 0140436669 9780140436662 The Inheritance (Penguin Classics)
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Little Women (Wordsworth Collectors Editions) by Louisa May Alcott 1840227788 9781840227789 Little Women (Wordsworth Collectors Editions)
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Best of Alcott: Jos Boys (Illustrated) by Louisa May Alcott 1953649467 9781953649461 Best of Alcott: Jos Boys (Illustrated)
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Little Men by Louisa May Alcott 1652829830 9781652829836 Little Men
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Jos Boys (Puffin Classics) by Louisa May Alcott 0141366095 9780141366098 Jos Boys (Puffin Classics)
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Little Women (Dover Thrift Editions) by Louisa May Alcott 0486828069 9780486828060 Little Women (Dover Thrift Editions)
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Jo's Boys (Bantam Classics) by Louisa May Alcott 0553214497 9780553214499 Jo's Boys (Bantam Classics)
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An Old-Fashioned Girl (Puffin Classics) by Louisa May Alcott 0140374493 9780140374490 An Old-Fashioned Girl (Puffin Classics)
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Civil War Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott 0486449009 9780486449005 Civil War Hospital Sketches
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Little Women & Other Novels by Louisa May Alcott 1435167171 9781435167179 Little Women & Other Novels
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Comic Tragedies by Louisa May Alcott 1515426610 9781515426615 Comic Tragedies
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Little Women (Illustrated Junior Library) by Louisa May Alcott 0448060191 9780448060194 Little Women (Illustrated Junior Library)
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