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Good Wives

Good Wives( )
Author: Alcott, Louisa May
Series title:The Little Women Collection
ISBN:978-1-5344-6249-6
Publication Date:Nov 2019
Publisher:Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Imprint:Aladdin
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $17.99
Book Description:

Look out for Little Women--now a major motion picture starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, and Meryl Streep! Louisa May Alcott's enchanting tale of the March sisters continues with this beautiful keepsake edition of Good Wives, the second novel in the Little Women Collection! The tale of the March sisters continues in the beloved sequel to Little Women, which picks up three years later as Meg is preparing...
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Pages:368
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.25 x 1.1 Inches
Book Weight:0.99 Pounds
Author Biography
Alcott, Louisa May (Author)
Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1832. Two years later, she moved with her family to Boston and in 1840 to Concord, which was to remain her family home for the rest of her life. Her father, Bronson Alcott, was a transcendentalist and friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Alcott early realized that her father could not be counted on as sole support of his family, and so she sacrificed much of her own pleasure to earn money by sewing, teaching, and churning out potboilers. Her reputation was established with Hospital Sketches (1863), which was an account of her work as a volunteer nurse in Washington, D.C.

Alcott's first works were written for children, including her best-known Little Women (1868--69) and Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys (1871). Moods (1864), a "passionate conflict," was written for adults. Alcott's writing eventually became the family's main source of income.

Throughout her life, Alcott continued to produce highly popular and idealistic literature for children. An Old-Fashioned Girl (1870), Eight Cousins (1875), Rose in Bloom (1876), Under the Lilacs (1878), and Jack and Jill (1881) enjoyed wide popularity. At the same time, her adult fiction, such as the autobiographical novel Work: A Story of Experience (1873) and A Modern Mephistopheles (1877), a story based on the Faust legend, shows her deeper concern with such social issues as education, prison reform, and women's suffrage. She realistically depicts the problems of adolescents and working women, the difficulties of relationships between men and women, and the values of the single woman's life.

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