Louisa May Alcott
1) Little women
2) Little men
12) Flower Fables
Though she is now best remembered as the author of the classic novel Little Women, Louisa May Alcott was a prolific writer whose talents led her to explore many different genres. Flower Fables is a collection of fairy tales and poetry that Alcott first put together for Ellen, the daughter of American essayist and Transcendentalist thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson.
13) Under the Lilacs
Readers who can't get enough of the quaint and quirky sisters in Alcott's Little Women will love Under the Lilacs, too. In it, two young girls set out to have a pretend tea party, but wind up finding a runaway circus performer, whose discovery sets off a chain of mysterious events. A whimsical read for fans that will delight young and old alike.
Although best known as a writer of fiction who produced such classics as Little Women, Louisa May Alcott lived a fascinating life that included a stint as a Civil War nurse. This collection includes several essays, letters, and other pieces that outline Alcott's experiences serving to the needs of the war wounded. It's a fascinating account that will enthrall Civil War buffs or those with an interest in the history of medical practice.
Fans of Alcott's work, such as the beloved classic Little Women, will be pleasantly surprised by this fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge. Although the thriller Pauline's Passion and Punishment has a somewhat darker tone than most of Alcott's other works, it's a satisfying read in which the writer's powers of characterization and plot development are on full display.
Settle in for a cozy holiday-themed read from the author of beloved classics like Little Women. In The Abbot's Ghost, Louisa May Alcott builds on the traditional elements of a Victorian ghost story, pitting a group of well-drawn characters against one another in a thrilling mystery plot. A perfect diversion at Christmas or any time of the year.
Though best known as the creator of beloved tales for young adults such as Little Women, Louisa May Alcott's choice of subjects ranged widely over the course of her creative career. The stories collected in On Picket Duty, and Other Tales focus on a range of social issues that were at the fore in nineteenth-century America.
Whether you're a long-time fan of Louisa May Alcott who is eager to explore more of her oeuvre or a newcomer to her work, the charming stories collected in A Garland of Girls offer a pleasing introduction to the imaginative world of the author best known for writing the beloved novel Little Women. Originally intended for girls and young adults, this collection will bring a smile to the faces of readers of all ages.
If you think Louisa May Alcott's oeuvre is limited to feel-good juvenile fiction like Little Women, think again. This accomplished tale of mystery and suspense will leave even the most attentive readers guessing until the last page. It's a must-read for fans of classic mysteries.
20) May Flowers
This story from Little Women author Louisa May Alcott follows a group of young girls who, seeking to expand their horizons, begin to learn more about the world around them and the plight of the downtrodden. Soon, the experiment takes on a life of its own—with consequences no one could have predicted.