Louisa May Alcott





Louisa May Alcott

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born
in Germantown, Pennsylvania, The United States
November 29, 1832

died
March 06, 1888

gender
female

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About this author

As A. M. Barnard:
Behind a Mask, or a Woman's Power (1866)
The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation (1867)
A Long Fatal Love Chase (1866 – first published 1995)
First published anonymously:
A Modern Mephistopheles (1877)

Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832. She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth and May were educated by their father, philosopher/ teacher, Bronson Alcott and raised on the practical Christianity of their mother, Abigail May.

Louisa spent her childhood in Boston and in Concord, Massachusetts, where her days were enlightened by visits to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s library, excursions into nature with Henry David Thoreau and theatricals in the barn at Hillside (now Hawthorne’s "Wayside...more


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“She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.”
Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

“I ask not for any crown
But that which all may win;
Nor try to conquer any world
Except the one within.”
Louisa May Alcott

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