Louisa May Alcott

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루이자 메이 올컷, オルコツトルイザメイ, Author of Little women, and 96 others Luiza Olḱot, Author of Eight cousins, Luiza Mei Olkot, ルイザ オルコット, アルコツトルイザメイ, L. M オールコット, لويزا ماي ألكوت،, 露意莎·奧爾柯特, Louisa May Alcottová, Luīza Meja Elkota, Author of Psyche's art, بارنارد، إيه. إم.،, لويزا ماي ألكوت, Олкотт, A. M. Barnard, Author of Moods, Luiza Mej Alkot, Ao'ergete Luyi, 路易莎·奥爾科特, Luwīzā Alkūt, לואיזה מיי אלקוט, 路易莎 奧尔科特, オルコット フジン, L. M オルコット, 路易 美 奥尔各特, Λουίζα Μέι Άλκοτ, Luyisha Aoerkete, ಲೂಯಿಸಾ ಮೇ ಆಲ್ಕಾಟ್, Author of Kitty's class-day, L. M. Alcott, أولكت، لويزا مي،, ルイザメイオルコット, L. M. Ōrukotto, Louisa May Alcott, Луиза Мей Олкът, ألكوت، لويزا مي, A. M Barnard, Ruiza Mei Orukotto, Олькотт, オルコット, L. Alcott, オルコット夫人, 露意莎·梅·奧爾柯特, Luoisa May Alcott, Louisa M. Alcott, ルイザ・メイ オルコット, Louise May Alcott, לואיזה מי אולקט, Louisa Alcott, Author of Aunt Jo's scrap-bag, Author of Little men, Author of An old-fashioned girl, Pani Whitney, 路易莎・梅・ 奧尔科特, Луиза Меј Алкот, Luisa M. Alcott, Luiza Mey Alkott, ルイーザ・メイ・オルコット, Alcott, Orukotto Fujin, Author of Aunt Kipp, M. L. Alcott, Author of Work, לואיזה מי אלקוט, Louise M. Alcott, ဩလကော့ လွီဇာမေ, Luiza Olʹkot, لويزا مي أولكت،, Louisa M Alcott, Л. М Олькот, Lujza Alkot, Ao'ergete Luyi Mei, Луіза Мэй Олкат, Aoerkete, 路易莎・ 奧尔科特, Louise Alcott, May Alcott, Luyisha Mei Aoerkete, Author of Hospital sketches, Luiza Ol'kot, Jo, L. M Alcott, Author of Old-fashioned girl, Ludwika Alcott, Луїза Мей Алькотт, Ao'ergete, لوییزا می الکات, Autorka "Małych kobietek", Louisa-M. Alcott, Luisa May Alcott, 路易 奥尔各特, オールコット, Луиза Мэй Олкотт, Ludovica May Alcott, 奥尔各特, الكوت، لويزا مي،
Nov. 29, 1832
March 6, 1888

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Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832. She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth, and May, were educated by their father, philosopher/ teacher Bronson Alcott, and raised on the practical Christianity of their mother, Abigail May.

Louisa spent her childhood in Boston and in Concord, Massachusetts, where her days were enlightened by visits to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s library, excursions into nature with Henry David Thoreau, and theatricals in the barn at "Hillside" (now Hawthorne’s "Wayside").

Like her character, "Jo March" in Little Women, young Louisa was a tomboy. "No boy could be my friend till I had beaten him in a race," she claimed, "and no girl if she refused to climb trees, leap fences ..."

For Louisa, writing was an early passion. She had a rich imagination and often her stories became melodramas that she and her sisters would act out for friends. Louisa preferred to play the "lurid" parts in these plays --"the villains, ghosts, bandits, and disdainful queens."

At age 15, troubled by the poverty that plagued her family, she vowed: "I will do something by and by. Don’t care what, teach, sew, act, write, anything to help the family; and I’ll …

Books by Louisa May Alcott