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  • Published: 4 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141366142
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

Good Wives




Good Wives is the second story about the March family.



Three years on from Little Women, the March girls and their friend Laurie are young adults with their futures ahead of them. Although they all face painful trials along the way - from Meg's sad lesson in housekeeping to Laurie's disappointment in love and a tragedy which touches them all - each of the girls finally finds happiness, if not always in the way they expect.



The book includes a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more..



Also in Puffin Classics: Little Women, Little Men and Jo's Boys.
%%%Good Wives is the second story about the March family.
Three years on from Little Women, the March girls and their friend Laurie are young adults with their futures ahead of them. Although they all face painful trials along the way - from Meg's sad lesson in housekeeping to Laurie's disappointment in love and a tragedy which touches them all - each of the girls finally finds happiness, if not always in the way they expect.
The book includes a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more..
Also in Puffin Classics: Little Women, Little Men and Jo's Boys.

  • Pub date: 4 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141366142
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the Author

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott was born on 29 November 1832 in Pennsylvania. Her father was friends with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Thoreau. Alcott started selling stories in order to help provide financial support for her family. Her first book was Flower Fables (1854). She worked as a nurse during the American Civil War and in 1863 she published Hospital Sketches, which was based on her experiences. Little Women was published in 1868 and was based on her life growing up with her three sisters. She followed it with three sequels, Good Wives (1869), Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886) and she also wrote other books for both children and adults. Louisa May Alcott was an abolitionist and a campaigner for women's rights. She died on 6 March 1888.

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