Little Women (Paperback)

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

    Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres,which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, as well as five works of nonfiction and a series of books for young adults. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2006 she received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. She lives in Northern California.
    A beautiful Penguin Threads edition of Alcott's beloved novel, with an introduction by Jane Smiley

    Little Women is recognized as one of the best-loved classic children's stories, transcending the boundaries of time and age, making it as popular with adults as it is with young readers. The beloved story of the March girls is a classic American feminist novel, reflecting the tension between cultural obligation and artistic and personal freedom. But which of the four March sisters to love best? For every reader must have their favorite. Independent, tomboyish Jo; delicate, loving Beth; pretty, kind Meg; or precocious and beautiful Amy, the baby of the family? The charming story of these four "little women" and their wise and patient mother Marmee enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England was an instant success when first published in 1868 and has been adored for generations.

    For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 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.

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    ISBN 9780143106654
    Genre FICTION / Classics
    Format Paperback
    Pages 504
    Publisher Date 2012-04-24 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Classics
    Copyright Year 2007
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.2 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Penguin Threads
    Edition Detail Deluxe, Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Alcott, Louisa May
    Country of Origin United States
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