Louisa May Alcott 1832—1888

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known for her novel Little Women, written and set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts and published in 1868.

Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Louisa May Alcott spent her childhood in Boston and Concord, Massachusetts and after her family encountered financial difficulties she took on any jobs she could find, eventually turning her love of writing into a source of income where several of her poems and short stories appeared in many popular magazines.

By the time she died on March 6, 1888, Louisa had published over 30 books and collections of stories. (source: Wikipedia)

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An Old-Fashioned Girl (1869)

An Old-Fashioned Girlis a children fiction novel by Louisa May Alcott. It was first published as a whole in 1870, although the first part was published ...read more »


Eight Cousins (1875)

Life with seven boy cousins isn’t quite what Rose expected. Left an orphan after her father’s death, Rose Campbell is sent to live at the “Aunt Hill” wi...read more »


Flower Fables (1849)

Flower Fables contains wildly imaginative stories that grew out of Alcott’s experience as a storyteller to the children of her Concord, Connecticut, nei...read more »


Hospital Sketches (1863)

Before her wider fame as the author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott achieved recognition for her accounts of her work as a volunteer nurse in an army...read more »


Jack and Jill (1880)

When friends Jack and Jill are injured in a sledding accident, their family and friends rally around them to help in their recovery.


Jo's Boys (1886)

This sequel to Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and Little Men chronicles the return of the classmates of Plumfield, Jo’s school for boys. Ten years aft...read more »


Little Men (1871)

This sparkling sequel to the beloved Little Women follows the grown-up and married Jo, mistress of Plumfield, a school for boys (and a few girls, too). ...read more »


Little Women (1868)

Little Women is an American classic, adored for Louisa May Alcott’s lively and vivid portraits of the endearing March sisters: talented tomboy Jo, prett...read more »


Rose in Bloom (1876)

In this sequel to Eight Cousins, Rose Campbell returns to the “Aunt Hill” after two years of traveling around the world. Suddenly, she is surrounded by ...read more »


The Abbot's Ghost (1867)

Maurice Traherne is wrongly accused of fraud and gambling and must play a careful hand if he is to win his love, Octavia, from the grasp of other, less ...read more »


The Mysterious Key (1867)

A short novella set in England, Louisa May Alcott’s The Mysterious Key and What It Opened is a classic tale for children about a person who must look fo...read more »


Under the Lilacs (1878)

Under the Lilacs is a children fiction novel about two girls (Bab and Betty Moss), Miss Celia, a circus runaway (Ben Brown) and his dog (Sancho). When t...read more »