Louisa May Alcott
If you loved Little Women, Louisa May Alcott's moving account of the upbringing of four sisters in nineteenth-century Massachusetts, don't miss Eight Cousins, a similarly stirring novel that follows the childhood and young adulthood of plucky protagonist Rose Campbell, the sole female child born to her extended family. Rose struggles to fit in with her seven male cousins, and learns a thing or two about genteel Boston Brahmin society...
Readers who can't get enough of the quaint and quirky sisters in Alcott's Little Women will love Under the Lilacs, too. In it, two young girls set out to have a pretend tea party, but wind up finding a runaway circus performer, whose discovery sets off a chain of mysterious events. A whimsical read for fans that will delight young and old alike.
If you think Louisa May Alcott's oeuvre is limited to feel-good juvenile fiction like Little Women, think again. This accomplished tale of mystery and suspense will leave even the most attentive readers guessing until the last page. It's a must-read for fans of classic mysteries.
Fans of Alcott's work, such as the beloved classic Little Women, will be pleasantly surprised by this fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge. Although the thriller Pauline's Passion and Punishment has a somewhat darker tone than most of Alcott's other works, it's a satisfying read in which the writer's powers of characterization and plot development are on full display.
Though best known as the creator of beloved tales for young adults such as Little Women, Louisa May Alcott's choice of subjects ranged widely over the course of her creative career. The stories collected in On Picket Duty, and Other Tales focus on a range of social issues that were at the fore in nineteenth-century America.
Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to "Little Men" is commonly considered to be the last novel in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women series. It takes place ten years after Little Men and follows the children from that book into adulthood. Out in the world they deal with love, ambition, and the snobbery of society.
Little Men is the sequel to Louisa May Alcott's classic, Little Women. It tells the story of the children at Jo's school, the Plumfield Estate School. It is followed by the novel Jo's Boys, the third and final novel in the unofficial Little Women trilogy, in which the children introduced in this novel reach adulthood.
Although it is Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel Little Women that is the source of most of her continued literary acclaim, Alcott was a prolific and versatile writer who produced works in virtually every genre over the course of her long career. This collection of short stories will delight confirmed fans and those just beginning to dip into Alcott's body of work.
Good Wives continues the story of the March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, as they approach womanhood. Meg longs to begin her new life with John Brook, though they can never be rich; Jo returns to devote herself to literature, and to Beth, whose illness has left her weak but whose serenity shines through the household; and Amy has gone to Aunt March, bribed with the offer of drawing lessons. Laurie remains irrepressible, with his high spirits...
Little Women begins the much-loved story of the March sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. The girls grow up amidst the turmoils, adventures, and hardships of the American Civil War.
There is Meg, the eldest, plump and fair; Jo, the tomboy who longs to be a writer and fights against the constraints of her sex; Beth, shy, timid, and delicate, who brings out the protective instinct in others; and Amy, the youngest and brightest and, at least in...