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  • Published: 30 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780451532237
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $11.99

Little Men




Here is the story of the ragged orphan Nat, spoiled Stuffy, wild Dan, and all the other lively inhabitants of Plumfield, whose adventures have captivated generations of readers. 

At Plumfield, an experimental school for boys, the little scholars can do very much as they please, even slide down banisters. For this is what writer Jo Bhaer, once Jo March of Little Women, always wanted: a house 'swarming with boys . . . in all stages of . . . effervescence.' At the end of Little Women, Jo inherited the Plumfield estate from her diamond-in-the-rough Aunt March. Now she and her husband, Professor Bhaer, provide their irrepressible charges with a very different sort of education—and much love. In fact, Jo confesses, she hardly knows 'which I like best, writing or boys.' Here is the story of the ragged orphan Nat, spoiled Stuffy, wild Dan, and all the other lively inhabitants of Plumfield, whose adventures have captivated generations of readers. 

'A natural source of stories . . . she is, and is to be, the poet of children.' Ralph Waldo Emerson

'The novelist of children . . . the Thackeray, the Trollope, of the nursery and the schoolroom.' Henry James

'The best boys-in the literary sense-that we have ever come across.' London Spectator

With a new introduction by John Matteson and an afterword by J.T. Barbarese

  • Pub date: 30 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780451532237
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $11.99

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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