OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Little Women

ISBN : 9780199538119

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¥1,463
Author: 
Louisa May Alcott; Valerie Alderson
Pages
528 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
126 x 196 mm
Pub date
Dec 2008
Series
Oxford World's Classics
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  • A new edition of Alcott's highly autobiographical novel.
  • Introduction gives a fascinating history of the Alcotts.
  • Provides a biographical history of Louisa Alcott's own struggles as a writer.

   
Little Women has remained enduringly popular since its publication in 1868, becoming the inspiration for a whole genre of family stories. Set in a small New England community, it tells of the March family: Marmee looks after daughters in the absence of her husband, who is serving as an army chaplain in the Civil War, and Meg, Jo,Beth, and Amy experience domestic trials and triumphs as they attempt to supplement the family's small income. In the second part of the novel (sometimes known as Good Wives) the girls grow up and fall in love.
  
The novel is highly autobiographical, and in Jo's character Alcott portrays a strong-minded and independent woman, determined to control her own destiny. The introduction to this edition provides a fascinating history of the Alcotts,and of Louisa Alcott's own struggles as a writer.

Index: 

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Louisa May Alcott
LITTLE WOMEN
Explanatory Notes

About the author: 

Louisa May Alcott
Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Valerie Alderson

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