Louisa May Alcott

(29 November 1832 – 6 March 1888 / Pennsylvania / United States)

Louisa May Alcott
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Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist. She is best known for the novel Little Women, written and 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.

In 1840, after several setbacks with the school, the Alcott family moved to a cottage 2 acres (8,100 m2) 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. Alcott's ... more »

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  • ''Housekeeping ain't no joke.''
    Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), U.S. author. The cook Hannah, in Little Women, pt. 1, ch. 11 (1868).
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  • Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, an...
    Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), U.S. author. Mrs. March, in Little Women, pt. 1, ch. 7 (1868). To her daughter Amy.
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  • ''People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays; men have to work and women to marry for money. It's a dreadfully unjust world.''
    Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), U.S. author. Meg, in Little Women, pt. 1, ch. 15 (1868).
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  • ''Love is a great beautifier.''
    Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), U.S. author. Little Women, pt. 2, ch. 1 (1869).
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  • ''Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it.''
    Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), U.S. author. Laurie, in Little Women, pt. 2, ch. 12 (1869).
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  • roberta mclauchlin(6/5/2018 12:56:00 PM)

    was there a real Laurie (the boy next door) in Louisas life?

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  • Alex H Hammon(1/16/2018 3:41:00 PM)

    She Is New It is like i Dont even know her so i am going to figure out about her

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  • Mike Monahan Mike Monahan(8/27/2012 12:25:00 PM)

    Love her poems! ! What a beautiful lady?

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  • Delphi Arbor(4/10/2009 8:44:00 PM)

    I gotta read her books. I'm in the middle of Little Women

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Best Poem of Louisa May Alcott

A Little Bird I Am

'A little bird I am,
Shut from the fields of air,
And in my cage I sit and sing
To Him who placed me there:
Well pleased a prisoner to be,
Because, my God, it pleases Thee!

'Naught have I else to do;
I sing the whole day long;
And He whom most I love to please
Doth listen to my song,
He caught and bound my wandering wing,
But still He bends to hear me sing.'

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