Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American author of children’s fiction, young adult fiction, thrillers and poetry. Her writing career took off while she was working as a nurse during the Civil War and writing about her experiences (for what became Hospital Sketches). Alcott is best known for her children’s novel Little Women – a Civil War-era coming of age story that spawned multiple sequels. The novel Little Women gave her the financial independence she desired and the ability to continue writing until her death.

Louisa May Alcott’s first book was the short story collection Flower Fables. Her work has been published as recently as 1997. Below is a list of Louisa May Alcott’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Little Women Books


Little Women, or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy(1868) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Good Wives(1869) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys(1871) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jo's Boys and How They Turned Out(1886) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Little Women Collections


Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag(1872) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Comic Tragedies: Written by Jo and Meg and Acted by the Little Women(1893) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Eight Cousins Books


Eight Cousins, or The Aunt-Hill(1875) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rose in Bloom(1876) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Moods(1864) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mysterious Key and What It Opened(1867) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation(1867) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Old-Fashioned Girl(1870) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Work: A Story of Experience(1873) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silver Pitchers, and Independence: A Centennial Love Story(1876) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Modern Mephistopheles(1877) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Under the Lilacs(1878) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jack and Jill: A Village Story(1880) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lulu's Library(1886) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Garland for Girls(1888) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Long Fatal Love Chase(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Inheritance(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


The Rose Family: A Fairy Tale(1864) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Behind a Mask, or A Woman's Power(1866) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Strange Island(1868) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perilous Play(1869) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Transcendental Wild Oats(1873) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Candy Country(1885) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doctor Dorn's Revenge(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Flower Fables(1849) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Picket Duty and Other Tales(1864) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Morning-Glories and Other Stories(1867) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Proverb Stories(1868) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Whisper in the Dark(1889) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Hospital Sketches(1863) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters and Journals(1889) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Good Wives was also published as Part Second of Little Women. The Inheritance was finished in 1849, but not published until 1997. A Long Fatal Love Chase was completed in 1866, but went unpublished until 1995. A Long Fatal Love Chase, The Abbot’s Ghost and Behind a Mask were written as A.M. Barnard. A Modern Mephistopheles was published anonymously.

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Louisa May Alcott Synopsis: Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott is a young orphan girl who moves into her well-off aunts’ house and has to adapt to living with her seven boy cousins.

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