Louisa May Alcott (aka ‘Jo’), Author of ‘Little Women’ – Born on 29 November 1832

Posted on November 29th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

Louisa May Alcott (aka A.M. Barnard), author of ‘Little Women’, was born in Germantown, Philadelphia, on 29 November 1832.

Her famous novel, ‘Little Women’, was based on the family life of the Alcott family when they lived in Concord, Massachusetts, and the character of ‘Jo’ is the author herself.

So we’ve posted two stories below which explain the many autobiographical elements contained within Alcott’s classic novel.

newspaper report about Louisa Alcott and the writing of Little Women

Dundee Courier – Monday 21 January 1901

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000164/19010121/114/0007

newspaper report about Louisa Alcott and the writing of Little Women

Evening Telegraph – Thursday 05 January 1933

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000563/19330105/177/0009

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