150 Years of Little Women

Little Women coverLittle Women is turning 150 this year! Louisa May Alcott’s popular novel was originally published in two volumes: the first published in 1868, and the second published in 1869, after high demand from her readers. The two volumes were then published together in one volume in 1880. Little Women was a phenomenal success, selling 60,000 copies in its first year of publication.

Since its original publication date, Little Women has been adapted into films, television series, two Anime series in Japan, a musical on Broadway, and even an opera. It was recently adapted into a television mini-series for BBC, broadcast from December 26-28 2017.
Do you want to reread Little Women, or maybe watch one of the film adaptations? Check out all things Little Women here in the catalog.

Do you want to learn more about Alcott? Check out the following articles:

Alcott: 'Not The Little Woman You Thought She Was’

10 Little Facts About Louisa May Alcott

Encyclopedia Britannica’s Biography of Louisa May Alcott

- Joella T.