Louisa May Alcott: Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys (LOA #156) (Library of America Louisa May Alcott Edition #1) (Hardcover)
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The classic trilogy, in a hardcover collector's edition complete with the original illustrations. From the incidents of her own remarkable childhood, Louisa May Alcott fashioned a trilogy of novels that catapulted her to fame and fortune and that remain among the most beloved works in all of American literature. Here, in an authoritative single-volume edition, is the complete series. In Little Women, set in New England during the Civil War, Alcott introduces the unforgettable March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Little Men follows Jo, now married, into adulthood, as she finds herself the caretaker of a houseful of rambunctious children at Plumfield School. Jo’s Boys returns to Plumfield a decade later; now grown, Jo’s children recount adventures of their own.
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About the Author
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was a prolific writer, author of more than two dozen novels and story collections, including the beloved Little Women trilogy. She served brielfy as a nurse during the Civil War, and was a passionate advocate for social reforms throughout her life.
Elaine Showalter, editor, is Professor of English and Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities Emerita at Princeton University. She has written many books, including A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing (1977) and A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx (2009), and edited Alternative Alcott (1988).
"The Library of America has done a great service to Alcott lovers and nineteenth-century literature scholars alike by bringing Louisa May Alcott's March family trilogy together in a single, beautifully crafted volume. Insightfully edited by the incomparable Elaine Showalter, this is the best combined presentation of Little Women, Little Men, and Jo's Boys that we could possibly have asked for." — John Matteson, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father