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United States novelist Louisa May Alcott published during the later nineteenth century more than three hundred writings, including works for children, short stories, letters, poetry, novels, plays, sensation fiction, and journalism. Little Women, her best-known work, remains a classic among fiction for young adults.
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29 November 1832 LMA was born in Germantown near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, on this day, which was also her father's thirty-third birthday. She was the second of four girls. Bibliographic Citation link.
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. Bibliographic Citation link.
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. Bibliographic Citation link.
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