About the author

Louisa May Alcott (; November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet better known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Raised in New England by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Alcott's family suffered from financial difficulties, and while she worked to help support the family from an early age, she also sought an outlet in writing. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name A. M. Barnard, under which she wrote novels for young adults that focused on spies and revenge.

Published in 1868, Little Women is set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts, and is loosely based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters, Abigail May Alcott Nieriker, Elizabeth Sewall Alcott, and Anna Alcott Pratt. The novel was well-received at the time and is still a popular children's novel today. It has been adapted to film several times.

Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist and remained unmarried throughout her life. She died from a stroke, two days after her father died, in Boston on March 6, 1888.

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Louisa May Alcott er mest kendt for at have skrevet den udødelige klassiker "Little Women" (dansk "Pigebørn"), men hun skrev også ’sensationsromaner’ eller ’Blood and Thunder tales’, som hun selv kaldte dem. Hovedværket af disse er "Bag en maske eller en kvindes magt" (1866). En psykologisk spændingsroman, der angriber tidens opfattelse af klasseforhold og kønsroller.
Romanen omhandler den unge, fascinerende guvernante Jane Muir, der ansættes hos familien Coventry. Hele huset er på den anden ende over hendes yndige og smittende væsen, og alle mændene kæmper om hendes gunst. Men snart har mestermanipulatoren Jane Muir fået alle spillet ud mod hinanden, og et nervepirrende spil udfolder sig, hvor det bliver sværere og sværere at gennemskue, om Jane Muir er heltinde eller skurk. Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) var en amerikansk feminist, abolitionist og forfatter. Hun var af en frisindet og kunstnerisk familie, som dog oplevede større økonomiske udfordringer, hvilket betød, hun var nødt til at tage arbejde. Blandt andet som sygeplejerske under den amerikanske borgerkrig. Hun var hele sit liv en aktiv figur inden for kvinders ret til at stemme og i afholdsbevægelsen. Hun forblev ugift hele livet.
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