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Little Women - (Penguin Classics) by Louisa May Alcott (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • One of the best loved books of all time.
  • 9-12 Years
  • 8.2" x 5.5" Paperback
  • 544 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Classics
  • Series Name: Penguin Classics

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About the Book



Little Women is the heartwarming story of the March family that has thrilled generations of readers. It is the story of four sisters--Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth-- and of the courage, humor and ingenuity they display to survive poverty and the absence of their father during the Civil War.



Book Synopsis



One of the best loved books of all time. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

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 become a part of this remarkable family and have felt the deep sadness when Meg leaves the circle of sisters to be married at the end of Part I. Part II, chronicles Meg's joys and mishaps as a young wife and mother, Jo's struggle to become a writer, Beth's tragedy, and Amy's artistic pursuits and unexpected romance. Based on Louisa May Alcott's childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth- century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.



Review Quotes




"The American female myth."
--Madelon Bedell



About the Author



Louisa May Alcott was born in Pennsylvania, in 1832, the second of four daughters. After a period of serving as an army nurse, she published Hospital Sketches in 1863, followed by Gothic Romances and lurid thrillers. In 1868-9, she published Little Women, which proved so popular that it was followed by two sequels and several other novels. She died in 1888.

Elaine Showalter is the author of the groundbreaking A Literature of Their Own and editor of Little Women for Penguin Classics.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: .84 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 544
Series Title: Penguin Classics
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Publisher: Penguin Group
Format: Paperback
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 1989
TCIN: 11394837
UPC: 9780140390698
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-4984
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.1 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 8.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.84 pounds
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