“I want to do something splendid…something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday.”
― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
I remember reading those words when I was a young girl and holding Little Women to my heart. At last I thought there is someone like me who wants to be independent and write and conquer the world and won’t be told that a “girl” can’t do it.
It was the anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s birth on November 29. Here is her story.
My book came out; and people began to think that
topsy-turvy Louisa would amount to something after all …
-Louisa May Alcott, 1855
Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832. She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth, and May, were educated…
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