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‘Love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy.’
In mid-nineteenth-century Massachusetts, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March continue to encounter both joys and sorrows along life’s path, as they journey into womanhood both close to home and further away. The highs and lows of the four young women’s lives are shared with each other, and supported by the bond of their sisterhood.
This second part of ‘Little Women’ – sometimes published in a single volume – contains all the warmth and charm for which Louisa May Alcott’s writing is universally admired.
‘Six generations of readers have found in the story of the March family universal truths about girls, families and growing up.’ Guardian
‘The novel's brilliance lies in its unflinchingly honest representation of sympathetic but flawed women’ Independent
‘America’s best-loved author for the young’ New York Review of Books
About the author
Louisa May Alcott was a 19th-century American novelist best known for her novel, Little Women, as well as its well-loved sequels, Little Men and Jo's Boys. Good Wives was published alongside Little Women in one volume, and together they are renowned as some of the very first classics of children’s literature, remaining popular masterpieces today.