Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women is a series of coming-of-age/children’s novels by American author Louisa May Alcott. The series follows the four March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy – starting from childhood and growing up into adulthood during the 19th century in New England. Alcott partially based the books on her own life, growing her up with her own sisters. The books helped create the original image of the “All-American girl.”

Louisa May Alcott began her Little Women series in 1868 with the novel Little Women. It was followed up quickly the following year with Good Wives. These two books are often considered two volumes of the same book and often are sold as one. The final book in the series was Jo’s Boys and How They Turned Out, which was published in 1886. Below is a list of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women books in order of when they were first released (which is the same as their chronological order):

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

Note: Good Wives was also published as Part Second of Little Women.

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Little Women Synopsis: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is about the March sisters, who are trying to help their mother out while their father is fighting in the Civil War.

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