LOUISA MAY ALCOTT SERIES:

    Little Women

      Louisa May Alcott / History & Fiction / Young Adult
Little Women

Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott’s most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War.

It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the freethinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with �woman’s work,” including sewing, doing laundry, and acting as a domestic servant. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. Little Women brought her lasting fame and fortune, and far from being the �girl’s book” her publisher requested, it explores such timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America.

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    Eight Cousins

      Louisa May Alcott / Young Adult
Eight Cousins

This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare s finesse to Oscar Wilde s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.
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    Good Wives

      Louisa May Alcott / Romance & Love / History & Fiction
Good Wives

Time has changed the March household home of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. It has turned to that time where the girls must go out and find their places in the big word. The marvelous things that the girls dreamed of doing they each must find themselves. Taking on the big world their talents develop as each grows more accomplished, as each of the girls find love as tragedy strikes they find comfort in each other and home. Louisa May Alcott's Good Wives along with Little Women continually rank as amoung the best children's books of all time.

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    The Inheritance

      Louisa May Alcott / Romance & Love / History & Fiction
The Inheritance

Here at last is the book "Jo" wrote. Generations of fans have longed to plumb that first romance, hinted at so captivatingly on the pages of "Little Women," Alcott's autobiographical classic. Now, after nearly one hundred fifty years spent among archived family documents, Louisa May Alcott's debut novel finally reaches its eager public. Set in an English country manor, the story follows the turbulent fortunes of Edith Adelon, an impoverished Italian orphan whose loyalty and beauty win her the patronage of wealthy friends until a jealous rival contrives to rob her of her position. In the locket around her neck, she carries a deep secret about her natural birthright. But an even greater truth lies hidden in Edith's heart - her deep reverence for the kind and noble Lord Percy, the only friend who can save her from the deceitful, envious machinations of Lady Ida. Reminiscent of Jane Austen in its charms, this chaste but stirringly passionate novel affirms the conquering power of both love and courtesy.

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    Under the Lilacs

      Louisa May Alcott / Young Adult
Under the Lilacs

This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare s finesse to Oscar Wilde s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.
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    Jo's Boys

      Louisa May Alcott / History & Fiction / Young Adult
Jo's Boys

Best known for the novels Little Women" "and "Little Men, " Louisa May Alcott brought the story of her feisty protagonist Jo and the adventures and misadventuresof the March family to an entertaining, surprising, and bittersweet conclusion in Jo's Boys. Beginning ten years after "Little Men, " Jo's Boysrevisits Plumfield, the New England school still presided over by Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer. Jo remains at the center of the tale, surrounded by her boys-including rebellious Dan, sailor Emil, andpromising musician Nat-as they experience shipwreck and storm, disappointment and even murder.
Popular for over a century, Alcott's series still holds universal appeal with itspowerful and affectionate depiction of family-the haven where the prodigal can always return, adversity is shared, and our dreams of being cherished, despite our flaws, come true. In this edition ofJo's Boys," " readers once again experience a treasured classic by one of America's best-loved writers. "From the Paperback edition."

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    A Merry Christmas and Other Christmas Stories

      Louisa May Alcott / History & Fiction
A Merry Christmas and Other Christmas Stories

Louisa May Alcott's enchanting Christmas stories, presented in a beautiful hardcover edition perfect for giving as a gift.

A Merry Christmas collects the best holiday stories of Louisa May Alcott, from the yuletide festivities of Marmee and her 'little women' to the moving 'What Love Can Do'. Deeply influenced by real-life events, including characters based on Alcott's family members and drawing from her experiences participating in the suffrage and abolitionist movements, these stories have the authentic texture and detail of Christmas in nineteenth-century America.

Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1832. Her family later moved to Concord, Massachusetts, where Alcott was influenced by their neighbours Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau. At a young age, Louisa took on some of the family's financial burdens, working as a domestic, a teacher, and a writer. In 1868 and 1869, fame and fortune came with the publication of Little Women. The author of many novels and an active campaigner for temperance and women's suffrage, Alcott died in 1888.

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    Spinning-Wheel Stories

      Louisa May Alcott / Young Adult
Spinning-Wheel Stories

American novelist Louisa May Alcott best known for her novel "Little Women" and its follow up sequels "Little Men" and "Jo's Boys". She based the characters in her novel on herself and her family. Where her heroin Jo was based on herself she never married. Growing up among many well know intellectuals of the day like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau she started writing for Atlantic Monthly. Serving as a nurse during the civil war her letters home became one of her less famous books "Hospital Sketches".
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    The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation: A Christmas Story

      Louisa May Alcott / Romance & Love
The Abbots Ghost, or Maurice Trehernes Temptation: A Christmas Story

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 honorable men and retain the trust of those who had faith in him. Traherne is temporarily crippled saving the life of his well-born friend, Jaspar. Thus, Jaspar is assured of inheriting his father's estate, but it is expected that Traherne will inherit great wealth as gratitude for saving the heir. But--surprise!--on the death of Jaspar's father all are shocked to learn that Traherne has been disinherited: the will has been changed at the last minute and only the suffering Traherne knows why but won't tell and then he falls in love with Jaspar's sister, the fair Octavia. However, Octavia is forbidden to marry, as Traherne is penniless.
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    Eight Cousins; Or, The Aunt-Hill

      Louisa May Alcott / Young Adult
Eight Cousins; Or, The Aunt-Hill

When Rose Campbell, a shy orphan, arrives at "The Aunt Hill" to live with her six aunts and seven boisterous male cousins, she is quite overwhelmed. How could such a delicate young lady, used to the quiet hallways of a girls' boarding school, exist in such a spirited home? It is the arrival of Uncle Alec that changes everything. Much to the horror of her aunts, Rose's forward-thinking uncle insists that the child get out of the parlor and into the sunshine. And with a little courage and lots of adventures with her mischievous but loving cousins, Rose begins to bloom. Written by the beloved author of Little Women, Eight Cousins is a masterpiece of children's literature. This endearing novel offers readers of all ages an inspiring story about growing up, making friends, and facing life with strength and kindness. Includes vintage illustration!
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    Marjorie's Three Gifts

      Louisa May Alcott / Young Adult
Marjories Three Gifts

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
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    Rose in Bloom

      Louisa May Alcott / Young Adult
Rose in Bloom

In this sequel to "Eight Cousins" we find the title character Rose returning from a two year trip traveling the world. Rose, a wealthy woman, finds herself the object of many suitors, but how can she tell who loves her for her and who loves her for her money? A delightful coming of age story, "Rose in Bloom" will delight readers both young and old.
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    An Old-Fashioned Girl

      Louisa May Alcott / Young Adult
An Old-Fashioned Girl

Polly Milton, a 14-year-old country girl, visits her friend Fanny Shaw and her wealthy family in the city for the first time. Poor Polly is overwhelmed by the splendor at the Shaws’ and their urbanized, fashionable lifestyles, fancy clothes and some other habits she considers weird and, mostly, unlikable. However, Polly’s warmth, support and kindness eventually win her the hearts of all the family members. Six years later, Polly comes back to the city to become a music teacher. (Summary from wikipedia)
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    The Candy Country

      Louisa May Alcott / Fantasy
The Candy Country

Lily takes her mother's big red umbrella and ends up blown into Candy country. She finds herself going on more adventures through a land of gingerbread, cakes and cookies until ending up enjoying the land of wholesome bread. Her adventures teach her to become a good housekeeper and enjoy sweet only at Christmas time.
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    May Flowers

      Louisa May Alcott / Young Adult
May Flowers

Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women. In the mid-1860s, Alcott wrote passionate, fiery novels and sensational stories. She also produced wholesome stories for children, and after their positive reception, she did not generally return to creating works for adults. Alcott continued to write until her death.
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