by Louisa May Alcott, to coincide with the FI Theater’s Little Women movie event
Little Women was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. It follows the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy— from childhood to womanhood and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters. Although Little Women was a novel for girls, it differed notably from the current writings for children, especially girls. The book was an immediate commercial and critical success and has since been adapted for cinema, TV, Broadway and even the opera.
Timeless in its evocation of idealized family life and robustly enduring, Little Women is recognized as one of the best-loved classic children’s stories of all time. Its appeal transcends the boundaries of time and age, making it as popular with adults as it is with young readers.