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Little Women

Little Women is a novel published in 1868 and written by American author Louisa May Alcott. The story concerns the lives and loves of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. It was based on Alcott's own experiences as a child in Germantown, Pennsylvania with her three sisters, Anna, May, and Elizabeth. Alcott wrote Little Women during 1867 and early 1868, and wrote furiously for two and a half months on the novel, heavily based upon her time and various experiences growing up as a young woman with three other sisters in Germantown, Pennsylvania. The novel was first published on September 30, 1868, was an instant success and sold more than 2,000 copies immediately, and critics were already labeling it with classic status. Some readers demanded a second volume, sending letters to Alcott asking for a sequel. After much demand, Louisa May Alcott wrote a second part, which was published in 1869. Both parts were called Little Women, or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. The second part...This information was automatically generated from Freebase article Little Women. You should replace/update it...