is a 1968/1969 novel by US author louisa may alcott
, that follows the lives of the four march sisters as they grow up in massachussetts during the united states civil war. beautiful meg
, tomboy jo
, shy beth
and spoiled amy
are left with their mother marmee
as their father goes off to help the army. formerly a wealthy family, they now struggle to make ends meet in trying times. but even through hardships, the girls grow up and learn to overcome their flaws, blossoming into fine ladies with the guidance of their mother, and other relatives and friends like their neighbor laurie
, his grandfather mr. lawrence
, laurie's tutor mr. brooke
, their rich aunt march
, the wise professor bhaer
the novel was originally published in two parts, the second half known as good wives
. the two started being published together in 1880. alcott also wrote two sequels: little men
, which follows the lives of the sisters and their children, and especially jo and fritz bhaer as they run a school for young children at aunt march's old plumfield
estate; and jo's boys and how they turned out
, which further delves into the lives of jo's students from little men
as they become young adults.
louisa may alcott
was born in 1832 in germantown, pennsylvania, to abigail may
and amos bronson alcott
. she's mostly known for her little women
trilogy, but wrote many other novels for children and young adults, mostly based on herself and her experiences both in growing up with her family and within the context of the civil war. she was an abolitionist and a feminist. she died in 1888 from after-effects of mercury poisoning, which she contracted during a period when she served as a nurse to wounded soldiers at union hospital in D.C.
is, as described by its creator, janine
, as a "a place for all fans of a particular show, movie, actor/actress, singer, etc. to come together and build the biggest listing of people from all around the world who are fans of that subject."
in this case, it's a list of fans of this beloved classic novel, little women
this site was created by carla
, and is part of the mighty
network (*nudgenudge* please visit! ^.~ *nudgenudge*). the fanlisting was previously owned
. the title of the website comes from a quote jo says in chapter 13 of the book. the images in the header come from madame alexander's little women doll collection
. the site is done in div layers, especially for resolutions 800x600 and above.