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Little Women and Good Wives
Little Women and Good Wives

Little Women and Good Wives

Vintage Classics


528 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95)

Publication Date: May 2008

ISBN 9780099511496

Rights: US

Penguin Random House UK (May 2008)
Vintage Classics

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Drawing heavily on her experience growing up with three sister, Alcott follows the lives and loves of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War.

Life in the March household is full of adventures and accidents as the four very different March sisters follow their varying paths to adulthood, always maintaining the special bond between them. Sensible Meg, impetuous Jo, shy Beth, and artistic Amy each have to confront different challenges as they grow up together and attempt to learn how to be both happy and good.


"I try to get every girly girl to read this one because those four sisters are so real. Everybody's favourite is Jo, the tomboy who wants to be a writer."  —Jacqueline Wilson, author, Bad Girls

"The resounding message of Little Women is that no one stays the same for ever, least of all the reader . . . the power of Little Women lies absolutely in its girlish innocence."  —The Times

"It's much a part of every girl's childhood as . . . the Brothers Grimm."  —Mail on Sunday

"Spiritually rich and full of humour."  —Independent on Sunday

Author Biography

Louisa May Alcott was a novelist, an abolitionist, and a campaigner for women’s rights. She followed Little Women and Good Wives with the sequels Little Men and Jo’s Boys.