Louisa May Alcott
Price $19.99 / £14.99
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A gorgeous edition of a classic tale to share with the next generation, Little Women is a coming-of-age story of virtue and true love in nineteenth-century America.

A true classic, Little Women follows the lives of Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March, four spirited sisters living in Civil War–era America. Join the Marches as they navigate New England life with a father at war, financial hardships, and the lure and intrigue of the handsome young man who lives next door.

Originally published in 1868, Little Women was an immediate bestseller that inspired three sequels: Good Wives, Little Men, and Jo’s Boys. Little Women is based directly on author Louisa May Alcott’s own early life. Alcott’s father, a reformist and staunch abolitionist, was able to often meet with luminary Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and other figures that would influence Louisa May to become one of the great American authors of the post–Civil War era.

This collectible edition of Little Women includes:

  • An elegant faux-leather cover with foil-embossed designs
  • Introduction by Victorian literature scholar Laura Ciolkowski 
  • Complete and unabridged text
  • A timeline of the life and times of Louisa May Alcott

Enhance your home library with this lovely, display-worthy volume.

Essential volumes for the shelves of every classic literature lover, these deluxe classics editions include beautifully presented works from some of the most important authors in literary history. Other deluxe classics from Chartwell include Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, The Inferno, Dracula, The Republic, The Iliad, The Essential Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, Meditations, and Irish Fairy and Folk Tales.

Format Hardcover Book 528 Pages
ISBN 9780785845546
Size5.75 in x 7.50 in / 146.05 mm x 190.50 mm
Published Date October 29th, 2024
Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Good Wives, Little Men, and Jo’s Boys. Raised in New England by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Nevertheless, her family suffered severe financial difficulties and Alcott worked to help support the family from an early age. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s.

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