27 June 2014
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'Good Wives is a glorious weep-a-minute...a more complex narrative that follows each of the girls' journeys, real or metaphorical, away from the parental home Independent 'Six generations of readers... View more
Louisa May Alcott was born in Pennsylvania in 1832, the second of four daughters. Little Women, loosely based on her own experiences, was published in 1868 and was an immediate success. In her later years Alcott became involved with the women's suffrage movement. She published her last novel, Jo's Boys in 1886, and died in Boston on 6th March 1888 at the age of fifty-six.