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Little Women


Louisa May Alcott's Little Women; or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy (1868) follows the lives, loves and tribulations of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. Illustrated by Frank T. Merrill.

The story is based the childhood experiences Alcott shared with her real life sisters, Anna, May and Elizabeth. Alcott intricately explores the rich nuances of family and family relationships with each character. Avid Alcott readers often identify in themselves one of the four sisters at various phases in their own lives. It's a perfect story for Christmas, or any time of year. You might also enjoy our selection of Christmas Stories.

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PREFACE

PART ONE: CHAPTER ONE - Playing Pilgrims

PART ONE: CHAPTER TWO - A Merry Christmas

PART ONE: CHAPTER THREE - The Laurence Boy

PART ONE: CHAPTER FOUR - Burdens

PART ONE: CHAPTER FIVE - Being Neighborly

PART ONE: CHAPTER SIX - Beth Finds the Palace Beautiful

PART ONE: CHAPTER SEVEN - Amy's Valley of Humiliation

PART ONE: CHAPTER EIGHT - Jo Meets Apollyon

PART ONE: CHAPTER NINE - Meg Goes to Vanity Fair

PART ONE: CHAPTER TEN - The P.C. and P.O.

PART ONE: CHAPTER ELEVEN - Experiments

PART ONE: CHAPTER TWELVE - Camp Laurence

PART ONE: CHAPTER THIRTEEN - Castles in the Air

PART ONE: CHAPTER FOURTEEN - Secrets

PART ONE: CHAPTER FIFTEEN - A Telegram

PART ONE: CHAPTER SIXTEEN - Letters

PART ONE: CHAPTER SEVENTEEN - Little Faithful

PART ONE: CHAPTER EIGHTEEN - Dark Days

PART ONE: CHAPTER NINETEEN - Amy's Will

PART ONE: CHAPTER TWENTY - Confidential

PART ONE: CHAPTER TWENTY - ONE - Laurie Makes Mischief, and Jo Makes Peace

PART ONE: CHAPTER TWENTY - TWO - Pleasant Meadows

PART ONE: CHAPTER TWENTY - THREE - Aunt March Settles the Question

PART TWO

PART TWO: CHAPTER TWENTY - FOUR - Gossip

PART TWO: CHAPTER TWENTY - FIVE - The First Wedding

PART TWO: CHAPTER TWENTY - SIX - Artistic Attempts

PART TWO: CHAPTER TWENTY - SEVEN - Literary Lesson

PART TWO: CHAPTER TWENTY - EIGHT - Domestic Experiences

PART TWO: CHAPTER TWENTY -NINE - Calls

PART TWO: CHAPTER THIRTY - Consequences

PART TWO: CHAPTER THIRTY - ONE - Our Foreign Correspondent

PART TWO: CHAPTER THIRTY - TWO - Tender Trouble

PART TWO: CHAPTER THIRTY -THREE - Jo's Journal

PART TWO: CHAPTER THIRTY - FOUR - A Friend

PART TWO: CHAPTER THIRTY - FIVE - Heartache

PART TWO: CHAPTER THIRTY - SIX - Beth's Secret

PART TWO: CHAPTER THIRTY - SEVEN - New Impressions

PART TWO: CHAPTER THIRTY - EIGHT - On the Shelf

PART TWO: CHAPTER THIRTY - NINE - Lazy Laurence

PART TWO: CHAPTER FORTY - The Valley of the Shadow

PART TWO: CHAPTER FORTY - ONE - Learning to Forget

PART TWO: CHAPTER FORTY - TWO - All Alone

PART TWO: CHAPTER FORTY - THREE - Surprises

PART TWO: CHAPTER FORTY - FOUR - My Lord and Lady

PART TWO: CHAPTER FORTY - FIVE - Daisy and Demi

PART TWO: CHAPTER FORTY - SIX - Under the Umbrella

PART TWO: CHAPTER FORTY -SEVEN - Harvest Time

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