Little Women

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Harper Collins, Apr 9, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 321 pages

"Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug. So begins one of the best-loved children’s classics, Little Women. Coming of age in the North during the Civil War, the March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—experience great joy and tragic loss while becoming the true little women of the title. The novel is resonant with themes of friendship, feminism, and building strong character, which are explored through the sisters’ relationships with their family, in particular their beloved Marmee, their friends, and their neighbours.

A commercial success upon publication in 1868, Little Women was based loosely on Alcott’s experience growing up with her sisters in Concord, Massachusetts. It was originally published in two volumes and was followed by two sequels, Little Men, published in 1871, and Jo’s Boys, published in 1886, and has been adapted for the stage, film, and animation.

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Contents

Chapter FourteenSecrets
Chapter FifteenA Telegram
Chapter SixteenLetters
Chapter SeventeenLittle Faithful
Chapter TwentyConfidential
Chapter TwentyOneLaurie Makes Mischief and Jo Makes
Chapter TwentyTwoPleasant Meadows
Chapter TwentyThreeAunt March Settles the Question
Chapter ThirtyTwoTender Troubles
Chapter ThirtyFiveHeartache
Chapter ThirtySixBeths Secret
Chapter ThirtySevenNew Impressions
Chapter ThirtyNineLazy Laurence
Chapter FortyThe Valley of the Shadow
Chapter FortyThreeSurprises
Chapter FortyFourMy Lord and Lady

Chapter TwentyFourGossip
Chapter TwentyFiveThe First Wedding
Chapter TwentyEightDomestic Experiences
Chapter ThirtyConsequences
Chapter ThirtyOneOur Foreign Correspondent
Chapter FortySixUnder the Umbrella
Chapter FortySevenHarvest Time
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Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) is the author of the beloved Little Women, which was based on her own experiences growing up in New England with her parents and three sisters. More than a century after her death, Louisa May Alcott's stories continue to delight readers of all ages.

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