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  • 1. LOUISA MAY ALCOTT “LITTLE WOMEN”
  • 2. Louisa May Alcott 1832 – 1888
  • 3. Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832. She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth, and May, were educated by their father, philosopher/ teacher Bronson Alcott, and raised on the practical Christianity of their mother, Abigail May.
  • 4. Louisa spent her childhood in Boston and in Concord, Massachusetts, where she visited Ralph Waldo Emerson’s library, went on excursions into nature with Henry David Thoreau, and organized theatricals in the barn at "Hillside".
  • 5. Young Louisa was a tomboy. "No boy could be my friend till I had beaten him in a race," she claimed, "and no girl if she refused to climb trees, leap fences ..."
  • 6. For Louisa, writing was an early passion. She had a rich imagination and often her stories became melodramas that she and her sisters would act out for friends. Louisa preferred to play the "lurid" parts in these plays --"the villains, ghosts, bandits, and disdainful queens."
  • 7. At age 15, troubled by the poverty that plagued her family, she vowed: "I will do something by and by. Don’t care what, teach, sew, act, write, anything to help the family; and I’ll be rich and famous and happy before I die, see if I won’t!“ Whether as a teacher, seamstress, governess, or household servant, for many years Louisa did any work she could find.
  • 8. Louisa’s career as an author began with poetry and short stories that appeared in popular magazines. In 1854, when she was 22, her first book Flower Fables was published. A milestone along her literary path was Hospital Sketches (1863), based on the letters she had written home from her post as a nurse in Washington, DC during the Civil War.
  • 9. When Louisa was 35 years old, her publisher in Boston, Thomas Niles, asked her to write "a book for girls." Little Women was written at Orchard House from May to July 1868. The novel is based on Louisa and her sisters’ coming of age and is set in Civil War New England.
  • 10. Louisa published over 30 books and collections of stories. She died on March 6, 1888, only two days after her father, and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord.
  • 11. Alcott’s timeline 1832 1834 1847 1854 1863 1868 1888
  • 12. “Little Women” by L. M. Alcott Amy Jo Beth Meg
  • 13. MEG JO BETH AMY was always quite and content felt awkward being a teenager was very attractive had an expressive face was comfortable spending time alone was delicate- looking and polite thought very highly of herself
  • 14. interrupted loose/flowing strong moving her body old and useless growing fast arms and legs not thin cheered up talking limbs plump fly-away cut indecisive carrying herself rapidly shooting up brightened lecturing worn out
  • 15. who is very polite leaving it she rarely lost a typical pale beauty bothered her/made her feel awkward quite a few paintings which were very much in her way a good picture or two was seldom disturbed venturing out a regular snow-maiden mindful of her manners
  • 16. COMPOUND ADJECTIVES dark hair dark-haired green eyes green-eyed long legs long-legged broad shoulders broad- shouldered
  • 17. cold heart cold-hearted wide eyes wide-eyed baby face baby-faced kind heart kind-hearted stiff neck stiff-necked sharp tongue sharp-tongued
  • 18. Complete the table with words from the text Name hair facial characteristics body/build Meg Jo Beth Amy
  • 19. Complete the table with words from the text Name hair facial characteristics body/build Meg soft, brown large eyes, sweet mouth plump Jo long, thick comical nose, sharp grey eyes, decisive mouth, fierce, funny tall, thin, long limbs, round shoulders, big hands and feet Beth smooth-haired rosy, bright-eyed, sweet mouth, peaceful expression Amy curling, yellow blue eyes slender