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Merry Christmas

by Louisa May Alcott

ISBN: 9780143122463
ANNOTATION:
Collects stories of the author, from the yuletide festivities of Marmee and her 'little women' to the moving 'What Love Can Do'.
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ISBN: 9780143122463
ANNOTATION:
Collects stories of the author, from the yuletide festivities of Marmee and her 'little women' to the moving 'What Love Can Do'.

Annotation

Collects stories of the author, from the yuletide festivities of Marmee and her 'little women' to the moving 'What Love Can Do'.

Publisher Description

Collects the beloved holiday stories of Louisa May Alcott, from the dearly familiar yuletide benevolence of Marmee and her 'little women,' to the recently discovered tales of 'The Quiet Little Woman' and 'Kate's Choice,' to the timeless 'What Love Can Do,' wherein the residents of a boarding house join together to make a lovely Christmas for two poor girls. Wildly popular at the time of their publication, so much so that readers deluged Alcott with letters demanding sequels, these stories have transcend the boundaries of time and age.

Author Biography

Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1832. Her family later moved to Concord, Massachusetts, where Alcott was influenced by their neighbours Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau. At a young age, Louisa took on some of the family's financial burdens, working as a domestic, a teacher, and a writer. In 1868 and 1869, fame and fortune came with the publication of Little Women. The author of many novels and an active campaigner for temperance and women's suffrage, Alcott died in 1888.

Review

"For lit nerds and loved ones who are notoriously hard to shop for, you can't go wrong with these festively bound classics. . . . Their size makes them perfectly stocking-stuffable." --Entertainment Weekly, "The Must List" "Leave it to the folks at Penguin--who gave us Gothed-out editions of horror classics for Halloween--to package these . . . slim Yuletide-themed volumes." --Newsday, "Best Books to Give as Holiday Gifts"

"Remember how Christmas was celebrated before Black Friday with these 19th-century authors, in small uniform volumes wrapped in pretty jackets." --USA Today, "Holiday Gift Books So Pretty, No Need to Wrap"

"Beautifully designed." --The Washington Post

Product Details

Author
Louisa May Alcott
Pages
160
Year
2014
ISBN-10
0143122460
ISBN-13
9780143122463
Format
Hardcover
Media
Book
Short Title
MERRY XMAS
Language
English
Residence
Germantown, US
Series
Penguin Christmas Classics
Subtitle
& Other Christmas Stories
Country of Publication
United States
Publisher
Penguin Putnam Inc
Publication Date
2014-11-06
Audience
General/Trade
Series Number
2