Little women, or, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy by Louisa May Alcott

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Published by HarperCollins in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • New England

Subjects:

  • Sisters -- Fiction,
  • Family life -- New England -- Fiction,
  • New England -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction

About the Edition

Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young women in mid-nineteenth-century New England.

Edition Notes

Book details

Other titlesLittle women, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy
Statementby Louisa May Alcott ; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman ; afterword by Peter Glassman.
GenreFiction.
SeriesBooks of wonder
ContributionsHyman, Trina Schart, ill., Glassman, Peter.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.A335 Li 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3944170M
ISBN 100688140904
LC Control Number2001026385
OCLC/WorldCa46929180

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