Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott (; November 29, 1832March 6, 1888) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet best known for writing the novel ''Little Women'' (1868) and its sequels Good Wives (1869), ''Little Men'' (1871) and ''Jo's Boys'' (1886). Raised in New England by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott, she grew up among many well-known intellectuals of the day, including Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Alcott's family suffered from financial difficulties, and while she worked to help support the family from an early age, she also sought an outlet in writing. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used pen names such as A. M. Barnard, under which she wrote lurid short stories and sensation novels for adults that focused on passion and revenge.

Published in 1868, ''Little Women'' is set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts, and is loosely based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters, Abigail May Alcott Nieriker, Elizabeth Sewall Alcott, and Anna Alcott Pratt. The novel was well-received at the time and is still popular today among both children and adults. It has been adapted for stage plays, films, and television many times.

Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist and remained unmarried throughout her life. She also spent her life active in reform movements such as temperance and women's suffrage. She died from a stroke in Boston on March 6, 1888, just two days after her father's death. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888
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    by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888
    Published 1936
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    by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888
    Published 1986
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    by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888
    Published 1931
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    by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888
    Published 1880
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    by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888
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    by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888
    Published 1940
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    by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888
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    by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888
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    by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888
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