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
Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag (1872)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 Aunt Jo's Scrap Bag Books

Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag (1872)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shawl-Straps (1872)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cupid and Chow Chow (1873)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Girls (1877)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jimmy's Cruise in the Pinafore Etc. (1879)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving (1882)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

The Inheritance (1849)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moods (1864)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Old-Fashioned Girl (1869)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Work (1873)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
Jimmy's Cruise in the Pinafore (1879)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jack & Jill (1880)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Proverb Stories (1882)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lulu's Library (1886)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Long Fatal Love Chase (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

Flower Fables (1854)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Modern Cinderella (1860)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Picket Duty, and Other Tales (1864)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Marble Woman (1865)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Behind a Mask (1867)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kitty's Class Day and Other Stories (1882)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spinning-Wheel Stories (1884)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Garland for Girls (1887)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Whisper in the Dark (1889)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Louisa Alcott Reader (1908)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Short Stories (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Uncollected Works of Louisa May Alcott (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Glimpses of Louisa (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Plots and Counterplots (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Intimate Anthology (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Fiction (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hidden Louisa May Alcott (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of Louisa May Alcott (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Works Of Louisa May Alcott (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Double Life (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Louisa May Alcott's Fairy Tales and Fantasy Stories (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Stories Of Louisa May Alcott (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Louisa May Alcott Unmasked (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Modern Magic (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Quiet Little Woman (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Poems of Louisa May Alcott (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Early Stories of Louisa May Alcott, 1852-1860 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Louisa May Alcott's Christmas Treasury (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Brownie and the PrincessOther Stories (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doctor Dorn's Revenge and A Strange Island (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Candy Country and How They Ran Away (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Morning-Glories (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Poetry of Louisa May Alcott (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sisters (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Vintage Christmas (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
May Flowers (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Merry Christmas and Other Christmas Stories (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Chapbooks

Transcendental Wild Oats (1873)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marjorie's Three Gifts (1899)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diana & Persis (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kate's Choice (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Debby's Debut (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love And Self Love (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Pauline's Passion and Punishment (1862)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Abbot's Ghost, Or Maurice Treheme's Temptation (1867)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perilous Play, And, Lost in a Pyramid or the Mummy's Curse (1869)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poppies and Wheat (1900)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trudel's Siege (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scarlet Stockings (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Baron's Gloves (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silver Pitchers and Independence (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Dorn's Revenge, And, A Strange Island (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little Button Rose (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mysterious Key And What It Opened (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The King of Clubs and the Queen of Hearts (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Death of John (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cross on the Old Church Tower (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Picket Duty (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doctor Dorn's Revenge (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Effie's Christmas Dream (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dolls' Journey (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blind Lark (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Comic Tragedies (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
How They Ran Away (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lilybell and Thistledown, (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sophie's Secret (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Brownie and the Princess (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kitty's Class Day (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pansies and Water-Lilies (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mysterious Key (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost in a Pyramid (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Civil War Hospital Sketches (1863)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hospital Sketches (1863)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Behind a Mask, or a Woman's Power (1866)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Louisa May Alcott, Her Life, Letters and Journals (1889)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Selected Letters of Louisa May Alcott (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Journals Of Louisa May Alcott (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girlhood Diary of Louisa May Alcott, 1843-1846 (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Louisa May Alcott On Race, Sex, And Slavery (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sketches of Louisa May Alcott (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Louisa May Alcott's Civil War (2006)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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