Little Women by Louisa May Alcott was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. It is a story about 4 sisters who stand up for each other and overcome all the obstacles that life throws at them.
You can read the blurb of the book here:
“Wealth is certainly a most desirable thing,
but poverty has its sunny side..”
It’s Christmas time..
The March family has fallen on bad times after the father lost their money. the four March sisters—the nearly perfect ‘little woman’ Meg, the tomboyish Jo, the shy but wise Beth and the artist of the family Amy—are planning to brighten up their Christmas by buying presents while their father is away, fighting the Civil War.
Featuring suspense, humor and engaging characters, Alcott’s Little Women explores their lives as they make their way into adulthood. What becomes of the sisters as they fight the dangers of gender stereotyping while being torn between familial duties and personal growth?
Sometimes knotted, sometimes surprising, this coming-of-age novel brings for you a delightfully surprising yarn of family life as the gripping tales of each of the four sisters march along.
Little Women continues to remain Alcott’s best-known and most widely read work.
About the Author
With the publication of the first part of Little Women: Or Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy in 1868 by the Roberts Brothers, Alcott became widely known and successful. It was well-received by critics and audiences.
Alcott published over 30 books and collections of stories, in all. She died in Boston, at the age of 55 after suffering from a stroke, on March 6, 1888.