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Little Women (Revised)

author: Louisa May Alcott

Supporting Material: Available

ISBN 9788125951476
For Age Group 14 - 15 Years
Pages 116
Weight 0.249 Kg
Binding Paperback
Trim Size 6.25*9.5 inches
List Price 195.00

The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America, while their father is away serving as a minister to the troops. A lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life, which traces the lives of four sisters: Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth and spoiled Amy. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages have become a part of this remarkable family.

About Author

Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832 in Germantown, USA. Her father was A. Bronson Alcott, an educator and philosopher, who was, however, never financially secure until his daughter Louisa became a best-selling novelist.

The second of four daughters, Louisa learned from an early age to support herself and her family who were quite poor. She taught at country schools, she worked as a seamstress, governess and as a companion to an elderly lady and above all, from the age of sixteen, she wrote. Anyone who reads Little Women can find in Jo's early experiences the story of Louisa's painful beginnings as an authoress.

While in her twenties, she wrote under various pseudonyms, a variety of thrillers, poems and ';sensation stories'. Then in 1862, during the Civil War, she went to Washington as a volunteer nurse in the military hospital at Georgetown. She wrote many letters home which, when published, made her famous throughout the USA.

Little Women brought her name and fortune. Though meant for the young, grown men and women identify completely with the exploits of the March family. None knew Jo as well as Louisa, for the tomboy who grew up into the tall girl with chestnut hair and dark flashing eyes was she herself. The simple, everyday events of the four sisters, and the warmth of their family life have influenced every generation since 1868, the year when it was published. Louisa Alcott wrote several other children's books, but Little Women is her most widely read book. It has been adapted for both, stage and screen. It has been translated into thirty languages and is regarded as Louisa Alcott's greatest contribution to American literature. She died in 1888 at the age of fifty-six.

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Salient Features

  • Selection of stories and writers conform to those recommended by various Boards and schools
  • Books have been adapted and abridged from authentic texts to make them suitable for various age groups
  • Careful grading of language and vocabulary make for simple,easy reading
  • Colourful, vibrant illustrations bring the stories alive in the reader's mind
  • Comprehension exercises at the end of each book are designed to make it a pleasurable activity, and can be easily used for grading by the teacher
  • An element of interest by way of extra information/web links on the movie and theatre adaptations of the books have been provided wherever appropriate, for further exploration
  • Ideal for libraries, gifts and home reading.

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