Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist, best known for her novel 'Little Women' and its sequels 'Little Men' and 'Jo's Boys'. Born on November 29, 1832, in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Alcott was raised in New England by her transcendentalist parents. She worked to support her family through financial difficulties by taking jobs as a teacher, seamstress, and writer. Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist and remained unmarried throughout her life. She died on March 6, 1888.


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  1. 1. Little Women

    This classic novel follows the lives of the four March sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy - as they navigate the challenges and joys of adolescence and adulthood in 19th century New England. As they grow, they grapple with issues of poverty, gender roles, love, and personal identity, each in her own unique way. The story is a testament to the power of family, sisterhood, and female resilience in a time of societal constraints.

    The 65th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Work

    "Work" is a novel that follows the journey of Christie Devon, a young woman who seeks independence and self-fulfillment through various occupations after leaving her rural home. Throughout the story, Christie works in different roles, including as a servant, actress, companion, and seamstress, each providing unique challenges and insights. The narrative explores themes of women's rights, social reform, and personal identity, as Christie encounters a diverse array of characters and social situations that shape her views and life choices. Ultimately, the novel is a reflection on the struggles and empowerment of women in the 19th century, highlighting the importance of perseverance and self-reliance.

    The 8726th Greatest Book of All Time