Little Woman … Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo’s Boys.
Published in 1868, Little Women is set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts and is loosely based on Alcott’s childhood experiences with her three sisters.The Alcott family moved into Orchard House in 1858. In 1868, Louisa May wrote Little Women in her room on a special folding “shelf” desk built by her father. She wrote it over a period of about ten weeks.

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Louisa May Alcott’s Bedchamber, where Little Women was written on the small half-moon desk between the two front windows in 1868. Images courtesy/used by permission of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House.

Louisa May Alcott’s Bedchamber, where Little Women was written on the small half-moon desk between the two front windows in 1868. Images courtesy of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House.

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6 responses to “Little Woman … Louisa May Alcott

  1. Sharing this. One of my favorite stories.

  2. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Sharing this from Kris -cRoutine Matters.

  3. Thanks for this. I have watched Little Women movie version…still I really would love to watch it again as it was so long ago.

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