First Volume of Little Women Is Published: Everett Cafe TC 9/30

News Display: First Volume of Little Women Is Published

Little Women: or, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1868), is Louisa May Alcott's first bestseller, beloved children's classic, and semi-autobiographical account of childhood in Concord, Massachusetts. The first volume of Alcott's novel was published on September 30, 1868, with a run of 2,0000 copies, and its immediate success prompted Alcott to write the second volume, Good Wives (1869), which was afterwards published together with Little Women.

Sequels successfully followed: Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys (1871) and Jo's Boys: and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to "Little Men" (1886).

This newspaper exhibit showcases the life and literary career of one of America's best-known authors, Louisa May Alcott, also known by her nom de plume, A. M. Barnard.

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