Louisa May Alcott


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

Died
March 06, 1888

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Genre

Influences


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
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April 2015 Old School Classics Poll

Which book would you like to read for our April 2015 Old School Classics group read?

1868, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, 449 pages
 
  15 votes, 31.3%

 
  15 votes, 31.3%

1868, The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, 528 pages
 
  5 votes, 10.4%

 
  5 votes, 10.4%

1877, Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, 245 pages
 
  4 votes, 8.3%

 
  3 votes, 6.3%

1842, Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, 464 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.1%

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