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Louisa May Alcott

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Louisa May Alcott, born in 1832, was the second child of Bronson Alcott of Concord, Massachusetts, a self-taught philosopher, school reformer, and utopian who was much too immersed in the world of ideas to ever succeed in supporting his family. That task fell to his wife and later to his enterprising daughter Louisa May. While her father lectured, wrote, and conversed with such famous friends as Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau, Louisa taught school, worked as a seamstress and nurse, took in laundry, and even hired herself out as a domestic servant at age nineteen. The small sums she earned often kept... Read More

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Coming of Age
Little Women; The Secret Garden; Anne of Green Gables
Written by Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett and L.M. Montgomery


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 21, 2010
Price: $50.95

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Jo's Boys

Written by Louisa May Alcott


Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: September 1, 1995
Price: $4.95

Better known for her novels Little Women and Little Men, Louisa May Alcott continued the story of her feisty protagonist Jo in this final novel chronicling the adventures and misadventures of the March family. Entertaining, surprising, and overall a joy to read, Jo's Boys is nevertheless shaded by a bittersweet tone... Read more >
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Jo's Boys

Written by Louisa May Alcott


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: February 26, 2008
Price: $1.99

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Little Women

Written by Louisa May Alcott
Introduction by Susan Cheever


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 9, 2001
Price: $9.00

It is no surprise that Little Women, the adored classic of four sisters and their enduring devotion to and protection of one another, was loosely based on Louisa May Alcott's own life. Alcott drew from her own personality to create a unique protagonist: Jo, willful, headstrong, and undoubtedly the backbone of... Read more >

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Little Women

Written by Louisa May Alcott


Format: Hardcover, 530 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 22, 1994
Price: $16.95

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Little Women

Written by Louisa May Alcott


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
On Sale: July 5, 1994
Price: $3.99

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Little Women

Written by Louisa May Alcott


Format: Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: April 1, 1983
Price: $3.95

Little Women is one of the best loved books of all time. Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy: these are hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages have... Read more >

Little Women

Written by Louisa May Alcott


Format: eBook, 112 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
On Sale: December 1, 2010
Price: $3.99

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Little Women

Written by Louisa May Alcott


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: August 28, 2007
Price: $1.99

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Little Women and Werewolves

Written by Louisa May Alcott and Porter Grand


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Little Women and Werewolves

Written by Louisa May Alcott and Porter Grand


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $14.00

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A Long Fatal Love Chase

Written by Louisa May Alcott


Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: December 2, 1996
Price: $7.99

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A Modern Mephistopheles

Written by Louisa May Alcott


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 1, 1995
Price: $15.00

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A Modern Mephistopheles

Written by Louisa May Alcott


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 26, 2009
Price: $11.99

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