Little Women & Good Wives – Louisa May Alcott (1800s)

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Little Women & Good Wives – Louisa May Alcott (1800s)

S$57.00

Title: Little Women and Good Wives
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: J. Nisbet & Co, late 1800s or early 1900s.
Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth. No date, most probably late 1800s or early 1900s. Spine sunned, tanned pages, noticeable wear overall. Tape to half title page, serving no real purpose. Webbing exposed. Fair condition overall.

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888), which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books rapidly over several months at the request of her publisher. The novel follows the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March—detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood, and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters.

Little Women “has been read as a romance or as a quest, or both. It has been read as a family drama that validates virtue over wealth”, but also “as a means of escaping that life by women who knew its gender constraints only too well”.

Good Wives is the second part of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women series, published along with Little Women in 1880.