Puffin Classics: the definitive collection of timeless stories, for every child.
I’ll try and be what he loves to call me, ‘a little woman,’ and not be rough and wild; but do my duty here instead of wanting to be somewhere else.
Meg is sweet-tempered. Jo is smart. Beth, shy. And Amy – sassy, stubborn and ambitious. Together they’re the March sisters. Even though money is short, times are tough and their father is away at war, their infectious sense of fun sweeps everyone up in their adventures – including Laurie, the boy next door.
A transatlantic feminist classic, Little Women celebrates the lives and choices of women in a world not designed to accommodate their dreams.
‘I think Louisa May Alcott, whether she knew it or not, made the ordinary lives of girls and women extraordinary by turning her pen to them.’ – Greta Gerwig