Happy New Year, ladies! I’m so excited for a new year of book club! We are starting Little Women tomorrow and will shoot for 2-3 chapters each week. Below I’m going to include a brief background on the author of Little Women. I got the info from britannica.com and think it will be helpful in better understanding this work.
Louisa May Alcott
Louisa was born in 1832, died in 1888, and lived in New England her whole life.
Her parents were transcendentalists, believing that humans are, at their core, good and self-reliant. They believed society could corrupt people but overall, people are good. Her father helped begin a “utopian community” called Fruitlands, that failed. Louisa’s father did not provide well for his family and so she started working and writing to help care for her mother and four siblings. She never married and was always loyal to her family, caring for them and providing for them, despite her own poor health.
Little Women is her most famous book, along with its sequels but she also published a number of other poems, books, and short stories throughout her life.
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