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Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist 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 by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she also grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.

Alcott's family suffered 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 the pen name A. M. Barnard, under which she wrote novels for young adults.

Published in 1868, Little Women is set in the Alcott family home, Hillside, later called the Wayside, in Concord, Massachusetts and is loosely based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters. The novel was very well received and is still a popular children's novel today, filmed several times.

Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist and remained unmarried throughout her life. She died in Boston on March 6, 1888.
years of life: 29 November 1832 6 March 1888

Quotes

Zeffyhas quoted2 years ago
but I do think wash­ing dishes and keep­ing things tidy is the worst work in the world. It makes me cross; and my hands get so stiff, I can’t prac­tise well at all
Виктория Казаковаhas quoted2 years ago
They were all un­usu­ally hun­gry, hav­ing waited nearly an hour, and for a minute no one spoke; only a minute, for Jo ex­claimed im­petu­ously—

“I’m so glad you came be­fore we be­gan!”

“May I go and help carry the things to the poor lit­tle chil­dren?” asked Beth, ea­gerly.

“I shall take the cream and the muffins,” added Amy, hero­ically giv­ing up the ar­ti­cles she most liked.

Meg was al­ready cov­er­ing the buck­wheats, and pil­ing the bread into one big plate.
Tazz Tasneemhas quotedlast year
I hate to think I’ve got to grow up, and be Miss March, and wear long gowns, and look as prim as a China-aster! It’s bad enough to be a girl, any­way,

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