Louisa May Alcott Books In Order

Publication Order of Little Women Books

Little Women, or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy (1868) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Good Wives (1869) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys (1871) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jo's Boys and How They Turned Out (1886) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Little Women Collections

Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag (1872) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Comic Tragedies: Written by Jo and Meg and Acted by the Little Women (1893) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Eight Cousins Books

Eight Cousins, or The Aunt-Hill (1875) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rose in Bloom (1876) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Moods (1864) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mysterious Key and What It Opened (1867) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation (1867) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Old-Fashioned Girl (1870) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Work: A Story of Experience (1873) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Pitchers, and Independence: A Centennial Love Story (1876) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Modern Mephistopheles (1877) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under the Lilacs (1878) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jack and Jill: A Village Story (1880) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lulu's Library (1886) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Garland for Girls (1888) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Long Fatal Love Chase (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Inheritance (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories

The Rose Family: A Fairy Tale (1864) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Behind a Mask, or A Woman's Power (1866) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Strange Island (1868) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perilous Play (1869) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Transcendental Wild Oats (1873) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Candy Country (1885) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctor Dorn's Revenge (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Flower Fables (1849) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Picket Duty and Other Tales (1864) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Morning-Glories and Other Stories (1867) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Proverb Stories (1868) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Whisper in the Dark (1889) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Hospital Sketches (1863) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters and Journals (1889) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

The famous American author and poet (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was the author of the well known novel Little Women. She was born in New England and she was grew up and influenced by many famous intellectuals of the days, such as Henry David Thoreau and R. W. Emerson, who were friends of her family. Louis May Alcott had difficult early years, because her family had severe financial problems and she had to work in order to support her family.

Louisa May Alcott began writing when she was very young and she began to receive critical success in the 1860s for her writing. Even though many people don’t know it, she has also published a number of poems, thrillers, short stories and a number of juvenile tales through her career, with the pseudonyn Flora Fairfield. In 1862, she adopted another pen name, A.M. Barnard and only began to use her real name when she was ready to commit her life to writing. Moreover, she was an abolitionist and a feminish and remained unmariied throughout her life. In 1860 she starter writing for the ‘Atlantic Monthly’. In her life she even was a nurse for six weeks for the American Civl War at Georgetown DC in the Union Hospital.

Little Women (2004)

Her novel Little Women was published on April 6th, 2004, by Signet Classic. The heartwarming story is set in the home of Alcott family, the Orchard House, in Massachusetts, Concord. The story of the book is about 4 sisters (Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy), who had enough of courage and ingenuity, as well as some humor and managed to survive poverty, as well as the absence of their loving father during the years of the Civil War in America. The novel begins with the four girls of the March family, sitting in the living room, when they decide to buy themselve a present for Christmas time, in order to brightern their harsh economic problems. At this time they also receive a letter from their dad, which inspires them. Their mum also is very supportive to them and ecourages her girls to give their breakfast to another poor family. Despite their poverty the four girls of the family have a number of adventures in their life. Amy trades limes in ther school and receives a punishment from her teacher and as a consequence Mrs. March decided to withdraw her daughter from school. Jo denies to go together with Amy to the theater. In general the girls have a number of difficult situations in their life, but they try to humorize the situation as they can, in order to be able to move on with their lives. This nove gave the author the financial independence she wanted, as well as a very promising lifetime writing career.

Little Men (1871)

The second book of May Alcot the author, was published for the first time in January 1st 1871 depicts the life of Jo March, who with her two sons and 12 rescued orphan boys at Plumfies. Actually, it is about the life and events of Jo Bhaer and the local children, that attend the Plumfield Estate School. In fact, in order to write this book, the author took the idea from the death of her brother in law, which even is depicted in one of the last chapters of the book. The story of this second book of the author starts when Nat Blake arrives in town,, who was a young orphan, but very shy and used to earn some money in order to live by playing the violin. This story was also adapted to a film in 1934 and in 1940 and in 1998, as well for TV series and even an animated series for the Japanese television. The tantrums caused by the boys and Nan seem very real. The parents( worried about their children, Mrs.Bhaer trying out ways to disuade Dan from his bad habits and to keep Daisy cheerful by inventing for her different new games. There are a lot of personal relationships that take place in the town and they are focused around the school. For example, Daisy is very attached to her brother, Nat, who is her twin. Frana, Daisy and Emil, as well as John are related to the bhaers family and are treated better and are also encouraged to overcome any faults they might have as all the other students in the class.

The plot of the novel
Now Jo Bhaer is much happier than ever befro. Even though they have the warm help of the March family, the boys are getting involved in quite a few troubles and adventures. The greatest American classics, “Little Women” continues with the story started in the ‘little women’. The March family has got separated to several families like the Brookes, the Lawrences and the Bhaers. The main story is based on the Bhaers, who now live in Plumfield (which Jo has inherited from her old Aunt March) and where Mrs. Bhaer (Jo) now runs a boarding schooll, that only boys attend. The plot is the same as was in ‘Little Women’ : a sweet family story with all the tragedies and comedies that occur at plumfield. The Bhaers are doing a great job as both teachers and parents. They are respected, as well as loved by all the student at Plumfield. While Meg and John (the Brookes) live at their ‘cottage’ with Josie, their youngest child, while Daisy and Demi stay with their aunt Jo. Demi is a bookworm and Daisy as sweet and jolly as ever.Amy and Laurie (the lawrences) live in their palace”parnasus” with their little daughter Bess, who some times comes to Plumfield as a visiting fairy.

Her life

The American famous author Louisa Alcott suffered from a number of chronic health problems in her later years including vertigo. Shedied when she was 55 years old from a stroke, on March 6, 1888 – that was exactly two days after the death of her father. She was iburied in the Cemetery in Concord, near Emerson.By 1858 the Alcott family was living on Lexington road, at the Orchard House, which is now a historic landmark in the area. Surrounded by apple trees, the home would also be the setting for some of her future novels.

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