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Louisa May Alcott

An American novelist. . She is best known for the novel Little Women, set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts, and published in 1868. This novel is loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters.

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  • Sep 2, 2010
Louisa May is enjoying a resurgence of popularity! The T-shirt making company, Zazzle, offers many Louisa products from portraits to famous things she said to images of Little Women... on shirts, cups, buttons and more!
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review by . August 27, 2010
Louisa May Alcott
The nineteenth century produced an extraordinary number of superb women authors- the Brontes, George Eliot, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Jane Austen, to name a few....and Louisa May Alcott. Everybody reads “Little Women,” of course, the book is as comfortable as an old shoe, but Alcott wrote a great deal more including some astonishing horror-mystery stories under her nom de plume. A.M. Barnard. As an author deserving much more scrutiny, …
Quick Tip by . August 29, 2010
Louisa May Alcott shared.a birthday with her father, Amos Bronson Alcott. When it came time for Mr. Alcott to die he said to Louisa May, who was also mortally ill "I am going up..will you come with me?" "I wish I could!" answered Louisa. She died two days after her father on March 6, 1888, possibly of lupus. I like to think they are both "up" there together!
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Alcott was the daughter of noted transcendentalist and educator Amos Bronson Alcott and Abigail May Alcott. She shared a birthday with her father on November 29, 1832. In a letter to his brother-in-law, Samuel Joseph May, a noted abolitionist, her father wrote: "It is with great pleasure that I announce to you the birth of my second daughter...born about half-past 12 this morning, on my [33rd] birthday." Though of New England heritage, she was born in Germantown, which is currently part of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the second of four daughters: Anna Bronson Alcott was the eldest; Elizabeth Sewall Alcott and Abigail May Alcott were the two youngest. The family moved to Boston in 1834,[1] After the family moved to Massachusetts, Alcott's father established an experimental school and joined the Transcendental Club with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

In 1840, after several setbacks with the school, the Alcott family moved to a cottage on 2 acres (8,100 m2) of land, situated along the Sudbury River in Concord, Massachusetts. The Alcott family moved to the Utopian Fruitlands community for a brief interval in 1843-1844 and then, after its collapse, to rented rooms and finally to a house in Concord purchased with her mother's inheritance and financial help from Emerson. They moved into the home they named "Hillside" on April 1, 1845.

Alcott's early education included lessons from the naturalist Henry David Thoreau. She ...
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