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  Books for Children by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women - Unabridged

Louisa May Alcott's timeless classic, based on her own family's experiences, remains as popular today as when it was first published in 1868

 

 

Little Women

Penguin Classics

$10.00

Edited and with an introduction by Elaine Showalter

Paperback

ISBN 0-14-039069-8


 

 

Little Women

Dover Evergreen Classics

$7.99

Paperback
ISBN 410234

 

Little Women - Adapted for Younger Readers

 

 

 

 

Little Women Classic Starts
Sterling Publishing Company

$6.95

Illustrated; includes discussion questions.
Hardcover

ISBN 1402712367


Also available with read-along CD for $9.95
ISBN 9781402773617


 

 

Little Women Vocabulary-Building Classic

Simon & Schuster

$4.95

Master new words while reading a timeless classic!  Difficult words are highlighted on right-hand pages and defined on the left.  Includes discussion questions and guidance on writing a book report.

Paperback

ISBN 0743266536


 

 

Little Women Children's Thrift Classic
Dover

$3.00

Paperback
ISBN 296342

Little Men

The sequel to Little Women tells of a remarkable school for boys at Plumfield run by Jo and Professor Bhaer

 

 

Dover Evergreen Classics

$5.99

Paperback

ISBN 0-486-41808-1


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Sterling Classic Starts

$6.95

Hardcover
ISBN 9781402754234

 

Jo's Boys

The third and last book of the Little Women trilogy tells the stories of the boys of Plumfield, now grown and seeking their ways in the world

 

 

Dover Evergreen Classics

$5.00

Paperback
ISBN 42226-7

 

An Old-Fashioned Girl

The encounters of a country girl with city life and her struggle to maintain "old-fashioned" values in a modern world

 

 

Dover Evergreen Classics

$5.99

Paperback
ISBN 0-480-46015-0

 

Eight Cousins

This lesser-known work focuses on Rose Campbell's experiences growing up with seven male cousins and unconventional Uncle Alec -- a staff favorite!

 

 

Dover Evergreen Classics

$5.99

Paperback
ISBN 0-486-45559-9

Rose in Bloom

This sequel to Eight Cousins focuses on Rose's entrance into the adult world and her experiences with love and loss

 

 

Penguin

$5.99

Paperback
ISBN 0-486-45559-9

Flower Fables 150th Anniversary Edition

Louisa May Alcott's first published book, which she placed into her mother's Christmas stocking in 1854.  A touching reminder of childhood fantasies, a young woman's hopes, and the sustenance of a mother's love

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Applewood Books

$15.95

Hardcover
ISBN 1-55709954-5

   

 

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  Novels for Adults by Louisa May Alcott

 

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Hospital Sketches

Applewood Books

$7.95

 

Louisa's account of her experiences as the fictional "Nurse Tribulation Periwinkle" during the Civil War

 

Paperback
ISBN 978-0-91822278-7


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Work:  A Story of Experience

Penquin

$17.00

 

The story of Christie Devon, a young woman who hires herself out as a servant to a wealthy family, and her experiences trying to make her own way in the world.  Contains vital themes of women's rights, social justice, and community reflective of Louisa's own views.

 

Introduction by Joy S. Kasson
Paperback

ISBN 014-0390-91-X


 

 

Moods

Rutgers University Press

$32.95

 

A young woman is caught in a love triangle when she realizes she's married the wrong man.  The two male protagonists are modeled on Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, and the female main character on Louisa herself!

 

Edited by Sarah Elbert
Paperback
ISBN 0-8135-1670-6


 

The Inheritance

Penguin

$15.00

 

Re-discovered in manuscript form, this book is considered Louisa's first novel, written when she was 17 years old.  It tells the story of Edith Adelon, a poor orphan who finds family and fortune in the most unlikely of places.

 

Edited and with an Introduction and Notes

  by Joel Myerson and Daniel Shealy
Paperback
ISBN 0-14-043666-2

 

See also The Inheritance DVD with free music CD!

   

 

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  Anthologies for Adults by Louisa May Alcott
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Louisa May Alcott's Civil War

Independent Publishers Group

$17.95

 

For the first time, Louisa May Alcott's Civil War stories are published in a single collection.  During the war, she worked with homefront relief organizations, served as an Army nurse, and wrote stories for popular journals such as Commonwealth and Atlantic Monthly.  Includes the full text of Hospital Sketches, nine short stories, and excerpts from her Civil War journals.

 

Introduction by Orchard House Executive Director

  Jan Turnquist
Paperback
ISBN 1889020109


 

Alternative Alcott

Rutgers University Press

$31.95

 

Selected works showing Louisa May Alcott's versatile range as an author

 

Edited and with an Introduction by Elane Showalter
Paperback.
ISBN 08135-1272-7


 

The Portable Louisa May Alcott

Penguin

Currently Unavailable

 

Selected short fiction and excerpts from novels, letters, and journals.  Includes the full text of Moods and Transcendental Wild Oats.

 

Edited and with Introduction by Elizabeth Lennox Keyser
Paperback


 

The Wisdom of Little Women

Anders Literary Group (Eggman)

$6.95

 

Collection of topically arranged quotes drawn from this timless classic that demonstrate how its insights appeal to readers through the ages.

 

Paperback.
ISBN 1886371-21-0

   

 

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  Relevant Historical Fiction
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March:  A Novel

2006 Pulitzer Prize Winner!

Penguin

$16.00

 

Geraldine Brooks' intriguing work creates a “parallel universe” to Little Women, telling the tale from the perspective of the largely absent Mr. March.  Exhaustive research on A. Bronson Alcott and the realities of the Civil War make this amust-read for Civil War buffs as well as adult admirers of Little Women.

 

Paperback
ISBN 0-14-303666-1


 

Mr. Emerson's Wife

St. Partin's Press

$19.99

 

An historical novel about Lydian Emerson that beautifully examines the emotional landscape of love and marriage written by former Orchard House Staff member Amy Belding Brown.

 

Paperback
ISBN 978-0-31233-638-7

   

 

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