“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.”
On this day 190 years ago, the author of Little Women was born. Her novel about four sisters during the 1860s, which she wrote at age 36 inspired by her own family experiences, was an instant best-seller. Alcott's family had little money; however, Alcott gained lasting fame and fortune from Little Women and its spin-offs. Prior to Little Women, she provided a source of income for her family through her writings and sketches; at age 22, her first book of stories, Flower Fables, was published. Did you know? Alcott was also an abolitionist, suffragist and a Civil War nurse at a Union Army hospital in Washington, D.C. Visit our source page to learn more!
Louisa May Alcott: Daughter of the Transcendentalists (Library of Congress)
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by Jenna Lee,