Little Women by Louisa May Alcott retains a special place in the heart of American literature. One of the most popular books ever written about childhood, Little Women enchantingly recounts the lives of the four March sisters: Jo, the practical sister with literary aspirations; Meg, the oldest sister who marries an honest young tutor; Amy, fashionable and artistic; and frail, sickly, though musically talented Beth.
The four sisters live with their mother Marmee while their father is away in the Civil War. Despite having little money, the girls fill their lives with writing, gardening, homemade plays, and the occasional adventure with wealthier friends, including the genteel and handsome suitor, Laurie, who would later figure prominently in their lives.
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT (1832-1888) was an American novelist. She is best known as the creator of the classic novel Little Women, and its sequels: Good Wives, Little Men, and Jo's Boys.