What Books Did The Author Louisa May Alcott Write?


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American novelist Louisa May Alcott, best known for the novel Little Women, was an American novelist of the 19th century. She also wrote many short stories, poems, and plays.

Notable Works
Little Women (1868) - The most famous of Alcott's works, Little Women was loosely based on her own family life whilst growing up. She went on to write two sequels, Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys (1871) and Jo's Boys and How They Turned Out. (1886)

Flower Fables (1849) - Initially written as a collection of fairytales for the daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Flower Fables was the first book of Alcott's to be published.

Eight Cousins (1875) tells the story of young Rose Campbell, a lonely, recently-orphaned girl sent to live with her maiden aunts.

Jack and Jill: A Village Story (1880) is a children's book set after the Civil War. The book details the aftermath of a serious sledding accident in which two friends are badly injured.

Work: A Story of Experience (1873) is a semi-autobiographical novel depicting the struggles of a young women trying to support herself around the time of the American Civil War.
Anonymous Profile
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Louisa May Alcott published over 30 books including Diana and Persis, Eight Cousins, Genesis, Hospital Sketches, The Inheritance, Jack and Jill , Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out , Moods, An Old-Fashioned Girl , Rose in Bloom , A Tragedy of To-day , Under the Lilacs, Work, Little Men, Little Women, Part First, Little Women, Part Second (or, Good Wives), A Long Fatal Love Chase and A Modern Mephistopheles .
She is best renowned for her novels Little Women, Good Wives and Little Men. Her book, Little Women is based on her own life. Her first book to be published was, Flower Fables (when she was 22 years old). She also wrote 56 poems, 11plays and 252 short stories. She died on March 6, 1888 and was laid to rest in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

Patricia Devereux Profile
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) wrote "Little Women" (1868) and its sequels, "Little Men" and "Jo's Boys," based on the lives of the semiautobiographical March family.    The books were considered innovative and even shocking because of their insistence on the right of all students to a better and more child-centered education, and the right of girls to an education and a career.    Alcott was the daughter of Bronson Alcott, a philosopher and educational theorist with ideas far ahead of his time. The family was part of the mid-1800s Boston intellectual sphere which included transcendalist Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, with whom Alcott was at one  time in unrequited love.    In "Little Women," the family of four daughters and "Marmee" await the return of their doctor father, who is serving in the Civil War.     In reality, it was Alcott and not her real-life father, Bronson, who served in that conflict. Alcott contracted typhoid as an Army nurse in Washington, D.C. She was treated with calomel, a mercury compound, which left her an invalid and hastened her death at age 56.  "The Little Women" books were strikingly realistic in their depiction of U.S.  Families in an era in which they were depicted as trouble-free, romantic, and idealized. Girls were depicted as nearly identical, suffering, self-sacrificing heroines of near-perfect virtue and patience.     The March girls were imperfect, all different, and while they eventually became wives and mothers, three had careers outside the home.    Jo, the character most closely based on Alcott's life, is literature's first "tomboy," who envies boys' physical freedom, is careless about her clothing and looks, and uses boys' slang. She grows up to found a progressive co-ed college -- similar to one Bronson Alcott began and in which Louisa taught.

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