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- DescriptionWe first met Rose Campbell when she came, a poor and sickly orphan, into the care of her loving Uncle Alec and aunts to live in the big house on the shore. There, though first daunted by their boisterous lives, she became a vital member of the large family clan which included seven boy cousins, each with their unique foibles and charms. Now, four years later, she has returned after a long trip abroad, a beautiful young woman ready to take on the responsibilities of an heiress and the social life of a young lady just out. Will the teaching she's received under Uncle Alec's wise guidance be eugh to steer her through the challenges of young adulthood? At times, it seems unclear, as she struggles to deal with friends who appreciate her only for her money, suitors that pursue her only for her beauty and cousins who, despite her best intentions, refuse to give up their bad habits and reform their ways. Will Rose, like her friend Phebe, ever find true love...that ideal that her uncle has taught her to look for? Or will she remain destined to be a philanthropic spinster like her beloved Aunt Plenty? Only time will tell!
- Author BiographyLouisa May Alcott (1832 -1888) was an American novelist. She is best known for the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Little Women was 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. Alcott's literary success arrived with the publication by the Roberts Brothers of the first part of Little Women: or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, a semi-autobiographical account of her childhood with her sisters in Concord, Massachusetts. Part two, or Part Second, also known as Good Wives, followed the March sisters into adulthood and their respective marriages. Little Men detailed Jo's life at the Plumfield School that she founded with her husband Professor Bhaer at the conclusion of Part Two of Little Women. Jo's Boys completed the March Family Saga. In Little Women, Alcott based her heroine Jo on herself. But whereas Jo marries at the end of the story, Alcott remained single throughout her life. In her later life, Alcott became an advocate for women's suffrage and was the first woman to register to vote in Concord, Massachusetts, in a school board election. Alcott, along with Elizabeth Stoddard, Rebecca Harding Davis, Anne Moncure Crane, and others, were part of a group of female authors during the Gilded Age who addressed women's issues in a modern and candid manner. Alcott, who continued to write until her death, suffered chronic health problems in her later years. Alcott died of a stroke in Boston, on March 6, 1888, at age 55, two days after visiting her father's deathbed. Her last words were Is it not meningitis?
- Author(s)Louisa May Alcott
- Date of Publication14/12/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight286 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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