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        Louisa May Alcott

        nationality

        American

        gender

        Female

        standing

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        Novelist

        date of birth

        November 29, 1832

        place of birth

        Germantown, Pennsylvania

        date of death

        March 06, 1888

        place of death

        Boston, Massachusetts

        place of burial

        Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts

        literary tidbits

        Louisa May Alcott was the daughter of a reputable Transcendentalist named Bronson Alcott, who was an innovative educator and writer. He started a Utopian farming community on the outskirts of Boston (which was ultimately abandoned) with David Thoreau, and had the support of Ralph Waldo Emerson. A stern father, he does not come off well in Alcott's memoirs. After the success of Little Women, she wrote erotic literature under a pseudonym; she had her dark side too.

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