Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women. In the mid-1860s, Alcott wrote passionate, fiery novels and sensational stories. She also produced wholesome stories for children, and after their positive reception, she did not generally return to creating works for adults.
Alcott continued to write until her death. Sylvia Yule marries one of her brothers two best friends, only to discover she has chosen the wrong man. account of her childhood with her sisters in Concord, Massachusetts. Part two, or Part Second, also known as Good Wives, followed the March sisters into adulthood and their respective marriages.
Little Men detailed Jos life at the Plumfield School that she founded with her husband Professor Bhaer at the conclusion of Part Two of Little Women. Jos Boys completed the March Family Saga. In Little Women, Alcott based her heroine Jo on herself.
But whereas Jo marries at the end of the story, Alcott remained single throughout her life. She explained her spinsterhood in an interview with Louise Chandler Moulton, because I have fallen in love with so many pretty girls and never once the least bit with any man. However, Alcotts romance while in Europe with Ladislas Wisniewski, Laddie, was detailed in her journals but then deleted by Alcott herself before her death.
Alcott identified Laddie as the model for Laurie in Little Women, and there is strong evidence this was the significant emotional relationship of her life. When her younger sister May died in 1879, Alcott took in Mays daughter, Louisa May Nieriker (Lulu), who was two years old. The baby had been named after her aunt, but was nicknamed Lulu, whereas Louisa Mays nicknames were Weed and Louy.
In her later life, Alcott became an advocate for womens suffrage and was the first woman to register to vote in Concord, Massachusetts, in a school board election.