Louisa May Alcott entry: Overview screen.
1 October 1868
The first part of LMA's semi-autobiographical novel, Little Women; or, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy
, was published and became an instant success; the second and final part appeared the following spring.
6 March 1888
LMA died; the cause given at the time was apoplexy but it was likely intestinal cancer that brought about her death at fifty-five.