About Louisa May Alcott

Works Online

A Garland for Girls
A Modern Cinderella The Little Old Shoe
An Old Fashioned Girl
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving
Behind a Mask, or A Woman`s Power
Cupid and Chow Chow
Debby`s Debut
Eight Cousins
Flower Fables
Hospital Sketches
How I Went Out to Service
Jack and Jill
Jo`s Boys
Little Men Life at Plumfield with Jo`s Boys
Little Women Parts I & II Includes Good Wives
Love and Self Love
Marjorie`s Three Gifts
Nelly`s Hospital
On Picket Duty and Other Tales
Perilous Play
Recollections of My Childhood
Reminiscences of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rose In Bloom
Scarlett Stockings
The Blind Lark
The Brothers
The Mysterious Key and What it Opened
The Skipping Shoes
Thoreau`s Flute
Transcendental Wild Oats
Under The Lilacs
Work: A Story Of Experience work


11/29/1832 Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania to Bronson and Abigail May Alcott.

1840 The Alcott family moves to Concord, Massachussetts. Lousia is educated by her father and his close friends, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

1843 Family moves yet again to an experimental commune, known as the Fruitlands. The project failed and the family returns to Concord, two years later.

1849 Writes Inheritance. Written for young people, it would be almost 150 years before is was published.

1854 Her first book, Flower Fables, is published. It was originally written to amuse Ralph Waldo Emerson`s daughter.

1863 Hospital Sketches is published. This work is about her time as a nurse during the Civil War.

1864 On Picket Duty, and Other Tales published.

1864 The Rose Family: A Fairy Tale is published.

1865 Moods, another book aimed at adults, is published.

1866 Writes A Long Fatal Love Chase, which is rejected by her publisher as too sensational and lost.

1867 Morning-Glories and Other Stories is published.

1868 Writes her best known book, Little Women. This book is partly autobiographical, with Jo March being Louisa. This book stands as one of the most popular children`s books of all time.

1868 Three Proverb Stories is published.

1869 Good Wives published.

1870 Old Fashioned Girl published.

1871 Little Men published.

Approx 1872 Aunt Jo`s Scrap-Bag is published

1873 Work: A Story of Experience is published.

1875 Eight Cousins published.

1875 Beginning Again, Being a Continuation of "Work is published.

1876 Rose in Bloom is published.

1876 Silver Pitchers, and Independence: A Centennial Love Story is published.

1877 Under the Lilacs published.

1877 A Modern Mephistopheles is published.

1879 Becomes the first women to register to vote in a town election.

1880 Jack and Jill: A Village Story is published.

1886 Jo`s Boys published.

1886 Lulu`s Library is published.

1888 A Garland for Girls is published.

03/06/1888 Louisa May Alcott dies, only a few days after her father. She is buried in Concord Massachussetts.

1995 A Long Fatal Love Chase, recently rediscovered, is published for the first time.

1996 The Inheritance is published, almost 150 years after it was written.

Resources On The Web

AlcottWeb - A very thorough Alcott resource


Biography - Large bio, with timeline and bibliography

Biography - Brought to you by the National Women's Hall of Fame

I Hear America Singing - from PBS. Contains a bio of Louisa and her parents.

Jane Hamilton - Looks at Alcott and her work.

Summary - Features a chapter by chapter summary of Little Women.

Who's Who - Sheds some light on the characters of Little Women

Louisa May Alcott Quotes - Quotes from Louisa May Alcott




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