Little Women: On Louisa May Alcott's birthday, here are her answers to life's questions

Louisa May Alcott, who created the literary classic on coming of age: Little Women with Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy and Jo's best friend Laurie, their neighbour.

FP Staff November 29, 2016 11:39:15 IST
Little Women: On Louisa May Alcott's birthday, here are her answers to life's questions

Louisa May Alcott, who created the literary classic on coming-of-age: Little Women with Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy and Jo's best friend Laurie, their neighbour. Considered to be a semi-autobiographical work by the celebrated author, the novel is extremely popular and has been adapted into children's films several times. Alcott died in the year 1888 owing to a heart attack.

A book about young women and how they navigate childhood, adolescence and struggle with adulthood, Little Women was a novel much ahead of its time. Little Women is a must-read for every budding feminist and Alcott uses her words to educate and influence young girls about the real choices they could make in their lives.

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