In nineteenth-century New England, in the shadow of the Civil War, the four teenaged March sisters will come of age sharing joys and hardships, dreams and disappointments. In the throes of unfamiliar poverty and adult responsibility the girls, with their wildly different personalities, find it's not an easy time to make the transition from girlhood to womanhood. But nurtured by their wise and beloved Marmee, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are bound by their love for one another and the feminine strength they share. Responding to the need for a 'girls' book,' Louisa May Alcott was met with unexpected fame and fortune for this novel inspired by her own family. Readers of all ages have fallen instantly in love with these Little Women. Their story transcends time - making this novel endure as a classic piece of American literature that has captivated generations of readers with its charm, wit, and poignant insights.