Louisa May Alcott

1832 - 1888

Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist and poet, best known for her novel, Little Women. She grew up surrounded by intellectuals of her time, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne, and under the influence of her transcendentalist parents. Alcott was an abolitionist and an avid feminist for her time. She was part of a group of female writers during the Gilded Age who avidly addressed the issues of sexism.


A Song from the Suds

Queen of my tub, I merrily sing,
While the white foam rises high,
And sturdily wash, and rinse, and wring,
And fasten the clothes to dry;
Then out in the free fresh air they... [+]


Little Women

Four little chests all in a row,
Dim with dust and worn by time,
All fashioned and filled long ago
By children now in their prime.
Four little keys hung side by side,
With... [+]


Our Little Ghost

Oft, in the silence of the night,
When the lonely moon rides high,
When wintry winds are whistling,
And we hear the owl's shrill cry,
In the quiet, dusky chamber,
By the flickering... [+]