In Louisa May Alcott's globally popular Little Women, we are introduced to the March Sisters:
Meg is the eldest and on the brink of love.
Then there's tomboy Jo who longs to be a writer.
Sweet-natured Beth always puts others first.
Finally there's Amy, the youngest and most precocious.
Even though money is short, times are tough and their father is away at war, their infectious sense of fun sweeps everyone up in their adventures - including Laurie, the boy next door.
And through sisterly squabbles and tragic losses, the sisters discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.
Part of the Sisterhood collectioncelebrating the best-loved classic books written by some of the greatest female authors in history.
*Little Women by Louisa May Alcott includes an introduction from writer and feminist activist Scarlett Curtis.
Dimensions:178mm x 23mm x 129mm
About the Author
Louisa May Alcott (1832-88) was brought up in Pennsylvania, USA. She turned to writing in order to supplement the family income and had many short stories published in magazines and newspapers.
In 1862, during the height of the American Civil War, Louisa went to Georgetown to work as a nurse, but she contracted typhoid. Out of her experiences, she wrote Hospital Sketches (1864) which won wide acclaim, followed by an adult novel, Moods.
She was reluctant to write a children's book but then realized that in herself and her three sisters she had the perfect models. The result was Little Women (1868) which became the earliest American children's novel to become a classic.