A Classics Challenge – Louisa May Alcott

I’m a little behind. January 4th totally snuck up on me (the entire month has been pretty sneaky!), but I still wanted to participate in this month’s prompt for A Classics Challenge because it involves finding things on the Interwebz.

This month’s topic: The Author

Level 1 (Because I’m really not very far…)

Who is the author? Louisa May Alcott

What does she look like?

Image via Wikipedia
LMA - aged 25

When was Louisa May Alcott born? November 29, 1832

Where did she live? She was born in a town that is now in Pennsylvania. The family moved to Massachusetts when she was a toddler, and she wrote Little Women in Concord.

What does her handwriting look like? Below is her signature via Wikipedia.

What are some of the other novels they’ve written? Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom, Little Men, Jo’s Boys

What is an interesting and random fact about their life? One of my favorite tidbits is that she didn’t believe she could write a book for girls and she hated really enjoy the task either. I have the Newbery Medal winning biography, Invincible Louisa, that I want to read again. (Children’s biographies are way more to the point, you know?)

Visit November’s Autumn to sign-up for the challenge!

5 thoughts on “A Classics Challenge – Louisa May Alcott”

  1. Alcott’s life was so sad to me. I read half of a biography of her a couple of years ago and just wanted to punch her dad in the face the whole time I was reading.

    1. I remember the act of reading Invincible Louisa growing up, but I remember nothing specific. The most recent “bio” I read was in The Heroine’s Bookshelf and the wikipedia entry and both made me feel awful for her!

  2. I’m a huge fan of Louisa and blog about her regularly at http://louisamayalcottismypassion.wordpress.com. Her life was difficult but I think it was inspiring too. Even in her 50s, so sick that she was in every sense of the word, in a nursing home, she could still write the most delightful children’s stories so rich in imagination. If I need a break from the daily grind, reading one of those stories really brightens my day.

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