Under the Lilacs

Under the Lilacs

by Louisa May Alcott

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Overview

Complete and unabridged paperback edition

First published in 1878.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421814872
Publisher: 1st World Library
Publication date: 01/12/2006
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Louisa May Alcott (1832 -1888) was an American novelist. She is best known for the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Little Women was set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts, and published in 1868. This novel is loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters. Alcott's literary success arrived with the publication by the Roberts Brothers of the first part of Little Women: or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, a semi-autobiographical account of her childhood with her sisters in Concord, Massachusetts. Part two, or Part Second, also known as Good Wives, followed the March sisters into adulthood and their respective marriages. Little Men detailed Jo's life at the Plumfield School that she founded with her husband Professor Bhaer at the conclusion of Part Two of Little Women. Jo's Boys completed the "March Family Saga". In Little Women, Alcott based her heroine "Jo" on herself. But whereas Jo marries at the end of the story, Alcott remained single throughout her life. In her later life, Alcott became an advocate for women's suffrage and was the first woman to register to vote in Concord, Massachusetts, in a school board election. Alcott, along with Elizabeth Stoddard, Rebecca Harding Davis, Anne Moncure Crane, and others, were part of a group of female authors during the Gilded Age who addressed women's issues in a modern and candid manner. Alcott, who continued to write until her death, suffered chronic health problems in her later years. Alcott died of a stroke in Boston, on March 6, 1888, at age 55, two days after visiting her father's deathbed. Her last words were "Is it not meningitis?"

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Under the Lilacs 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a interesting theme but is poorly spelled and VERY hard to understand. I wish that it was written better so that i would be able to finish it.
hemlokgang on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another lovely morality tale by Louisa May Alcott. She clearly was fascinated by the moral, physical, and emotional lives and upbringing of boys and girls as they make the transition from youth to young adulthood. Sweet!
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A group and tangled hether and vines wrap around a vine connected to a tree. The entangled mess forms a dome shape shape with a hole at the front. It weighs enough so its touching the ground. And more plant grew into the soil. The dome inst going anywhere. This is the apprentice den.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The kit mewed even louder. Shhe is slowly dieing of cold and hunger. Thinks please! Please help! MEW! MEW!