Little Men (Paperback) - Alcott, Louisa May

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Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American novelist. She is best known for the novel "Little Women," (1868), loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters.

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Publisher Wildside Press
Mfg Part# 9781434494511
SKU 206707242
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1434494519
Release Date 12/20/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 5.5L x 1T
Author Info
Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, the daughter of Bronson Alcott, a well-known transcendentalist, philosopher, and educator. The family's home was a stop on the Underground Railroad, and Alcott's father insisted that she and her sisters always be clothed in linen because linen did not exploit the slaves who picked cotton. The Alcott sisters were educated at home, and were introduced to some of the great thinkers of the times including Emerson and Thoreau. To assist with the family finances, Louisa worked at various occupations from an early age, including sewing and teaching; her novel "Little Women" was published in 1868 and was wildly popular; it has never been out of print. As a result of her success, her family was freed forever from financial distress. Alcott never married; by the time of her death at age 55, she had written hundreds of stories, novels, poems, and essays. She is best known for her children's novels. "Little Women", her best-known book, was based on the life of her family. "Little Men" was written in 1871 specifically for the children of her sister Anna (Meg in "Little Women") after the death of their father.
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"'Little Men' is a mine of autobiographical detail. Since the life behind the book is rich, the book is rich....[It] continues to titillate the mind."
"...[T]hat Miss Alcott is able to invest a story of boarding-school life with any interest must be taken as one of the evidences of her genius."
"The best boys--in the literary sense--that we have ever come across."
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First Line "Please, sir is this Plumfield?" asked a ragged boy of the man who opened the great gate at which the omnibus left him.
Annotation Jo and her husband Friedrich Bhaer open a boarding school for boys.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0424
Publisher Wildside Press
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